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“Today is a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory that has ever been won on any battlefield.
Proponents and advocates of the various cases before the Supreme Court during this recent session experienced the extremes of the court.
A day after the Supreme Court sent affirmative action to a lower court to determine its fate, they dropped the other shoe on Tuesday, killing the vital core of the Voting Rights Act. While the vote on voting procedures, 5-4, was not as decisive as the 7-1 vote on Monday on affirmative action, it was no less disappointing, particularly for civil rights activists.