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Congress Moves to Fix Voting Rights Act, Leaving Out Florida

Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, Congress is working to reinstate a similar provision that would require certain to acquire federal “preclearance” for new voting laws. Unlike the provision enacted in 1965, though, Florida is no longer one of the state’s that would need oversight.
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Florida’s Voter Purge Is On Its Way Back

Following this year's U.S. Supreme Court Ruling striking down a part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a judge in Florida throw out a challenge yesterday from voting rights groups to the state's controversial voter purge.
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Florida Voting Laws No Longer Require Federal Oversight

Ashley Lopez: In a 5-4 ruling Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that requires some states and individual counties -- including five in Florida -- to have their respective voting laws approved by the federal government.