MSNBC and NBC simultaneously aired legal correspondent Pete Williams’ take on the case. Williams said that the Court had struck down a “key part” of the Act by ruling that one of its sections was unconstitutional.
“It’s a huge defeat for the civil rights community on the most important civil rights law ever passed,” he said.
That view was echoed across other networks. ABC’s Terry Moran, for instance, saidthat “right now, there is no Voting Rights Act operative in the United States.”
Speaking on MSNBC, Al Sharpton called the news “devastating.” Later, he said the Court had “revoked” and “canceled” part of Martin Luther King’s “dream.”
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