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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 28, 2013

The Tennessee Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) spoke out yesterday at City Hall in Jackson against the U.S. Supreme Court decision to do away with Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. That section required states and localities with a history of discrimination to submit their election laws to the Justice Department for approval. Although Tennessee election laws were not subject to  Justice Department reviews, Tennessee Conference of NAACP President Gloria Sweet-Love said it is important to guard the rights of a few to protect the rights of all. Read more from the Jackson Sun.