Do we still need the Voting Rights Act or are we living in a post-racial society?

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments regarding the 1965 Voting Rights Act in the pivotal case Shelby County v. Holder. The issue before the Court was the whether Congress’ decision in 2006 to reauthorize Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act exceeded its authority. Join ACSBLSA, and Constitutional lawProfessor Cedric Powell to discuss the Shelby County case, the history of the the VRA and its relevance today, and his theories on the Robert's court post-racial constitutionalism where the Court is signaling that formal racism has ended and there is no need to employ race-conscious remedies. Today, 12:00, Room 175. Lunch will be provided by Taco Punk.