John Roberts Gutted the Voting Rights Act. Jeff Sessions is Poised to Finish It Off.
Advocates consider how much worse it can get.
Jeff Sessions Calls Voting Rights Act ‘Intrusive’
“It is intrusive. The Supreme Court on more than one occasion has described it legally as an intrusive act, because you’re only focused on a certain number of states,” Sessions said of the act in response to a question from Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). “Normally when Congress passes law it applies to the whole country. So it’s a very unusual thing for a law to be passed that targets only a few states, but they had a factual basis.”
Sessions added that the act “changed the whole course of history,” mainly in the South.