There was much suspense in the Supreme Court chamber Monday as Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. began announcing the Court's much-awaited decision in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder, the challenge to the constitutionality of a central part of the Voting Rights Act. Given his skepticism about the need for the law during oral arguments, it was not likely that Roberts had written a majority opinion embracing the law. But he began with praise for the act.
Supreme Court Steps Back on Voting Rights Act
The National Law Journal
June 22, 2009