Doesn't understand high court ruling


Unlike other laws, the 15th Amendment to the Constitution is clear and concise. Here it is:

"Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

"Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

So tell me exactly how anyone can say the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Where does it say in the Constitution that the Supreme Court can overrule laws because they believe they are no longer needed? As Denzel Washington says in the movie "Philadelphia," explain it to me like I'm a six year old.

Robert Meltzer


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