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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 25, 2013

In response to last month’s Supreme Court ruling invalidating key parts of the Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state of Texas to obtain advance approval before putting in place future political redistricting or other voting changes. Holder called the Voting Rights Act "the cornerstone of modern civil rights law" and said that "we cannot allow the slow unraveling of the progress that so many, throughout history, have sacrificed so much to achieve." WRCB has the story.