Professor Ron Krotoszynski: Commentary on Shelby Co. v. Holder Decision

June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, struck down the preclearance formula used to determine which state and local jurisdictions must pre-clear changes in voting procedures with the U.S. Department of Justice. This is clearly a landmark decision that will have important effects on voting rights in the United States for years to come.

Holder Decision Overview (PDF)