USA Today: Courts may play pivotal role on voting rights in 2016 election


Later this year or next year — or whenever the court is back to full strength — it could agree to hear a case from North Carolina, Texas, or elsewhere in hopes of setting a national standard for what legislatures and election administrators can and cannot do. “If we can’t get to the Supreme Court to win those cases, then I do think it’s going to make it difficult going forward," says Gerald Hebert, executive director of the Campaign Legal Center, which challenges restrictive laws. "It will encourage other legislatures to keep enacting laws to maintain political power.”

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