Saturday, June 22, 2013

Deborah Simmons - Nation has come a long way on voting rights

Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent for The Washington Times where she  reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics

All eyes and ears are on Washington, D.C., where this month, perhaps as soon as Monday, the Supreme Court is expected to take the blinders off and rule on challenges to the seminal Voting Rights Act of 1965, whose signing by then-President Johnson drew women attired in hats and gloves, and had whites and blacks sharing near picture-perfect space in the White House as witnesses to history.

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