Court Declines to Review Voting Rights Case

On November 12, 2012, the Supreme Court denied CIR’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Nix v. Holder, CIR’s challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  That left Shelby County v. Holder as the single case on the Court’s docket challenging Section 5.  On June 25, 2013, the Court struck down Section 5 on a 5-4 vote.  See for details and coverage of the Shelby County decision.