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 Scotus.blog for details and coverage of the Shelby County decision.