106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

Obama ‘Disappointed’ in Voting Rights Act Ruling

View Comments
File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — President Barack Obama says he’s deeply disappointed with a Supreme Court decision halting the use of a key provision in the Voting Rights Act.

Obama says in a statement Tuesday that voting discrimination in the U.S. still exists. He says the high court’s ruling is a setback but that efforts to end voting discrimination will continue.

Obama says the decision overturns well-established practices that for decades have helped making voting fair in places where historically there has been discrimination. He’s calling on Congress to pass laws to ensure every American has equal voting access.

The justices said in a 5-4 ruling Tuesday that the provision can’t be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.

Follow WNEW on Twitter.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,606 other followers