April 22, 2024



Supreme Court deals blow to American democracy


Updated 1:53 PM ET, Thu July 1, 2021

(CNN) Eight years ago, the US Supreme Court gutted a major portion of the Voting Rights Act in its infamous Shelby County v. Holder decision, making it easier for states with a history of voter discrimination to enact new onerous voting rules. States like Georgia and Texas took notice, passing strict new voter ID laws, absentee ballot rules and a host of other provisions that make it harder for some people to vote.

The Court just doubled down on that attack on the right to vote.