BREAKING NEWS: Section 4 of VRA struck down

The wait is over.  SCOTUSblog reports that section 4 of the VRA has been struck down — the formula for determining preclearance coverage.  The Chief Justice wrote the opinion, with Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan in dissent.

UPDATE: The opinion is here.  I’ll be tracking commentary throughout the day.

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