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Runners bring news of Supreme Court decision

A news assistant runs after a ruling was made outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 25, in Washington, D.C. The court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional.
A news assistant runs after a ruling was made outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 25, in Washington, D.C. The court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional.Win McNamee / Getty Images
Stephanie Rigzadeh, an intern with CBS News, runs out of the Supreme Court to deliver to her crew the high court's ruling on June 25.Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA

By Pete Williams and Erin McClam, NBC News

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — the map that determines which states must get federal permission before they change their voting laws.

Civil rights activists called the decision devastating, and a dissenting justice said it amounted to the “demolition” of the law, widely considered the most important piece of civil rights legislation in American history. Read the full story.

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