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Other Decisions Decision 12-96 (25/06/2013)

Authority: Supreme Court (USA)

Date: 06/25/2013

Subject: The Supreme Court abolished Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which obliged some States, in which the Congress found “proof of real discriminations in the exercise of the right to vote”, to request a federal authorization in order to modify its own electoral system

Parties: Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, Attorney General, et al.

Original language: English

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 9 Right to marry - Citizens’ rights - Art. 40 Right to vote at municipal elections

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