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Highlights of Hearings of The National Commission on the Voting Rights Act 2005

February 28, 2006 | Download

The National Commission on the Voting Rights Act was established by the Lawyer’s Committee to determine whether vote discrimination has continued since the Act’s last major reauthorization in 1982. To this end, the Commission held ten hearings across the nation from March through October 2005, at which more than 100 witnesses spoke. The resulting report, <em> Protecting Minority Voters: The Voting Rights Act at Work 1982-2005</em>, relied heavily on ten hearings the Commission conducted in 2005, and this supplement to the Commission Report provides a brief summary of selected aspects of each hearing.

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