Voting Rights Fought for in Selma March Are Under Threat, Holder Says

The New York Times – Echoing a speech given by President Obama a day earlier, Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that access to the polls was “under siege” by a flurry of recent state laws, and by a 2013 United States Supreme Court decision that weakened the Voting Rights Act, the landmark legislation that was the great prize for the civil rights activists who marched here a half-century ago.

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