Voting rights law under high court review

Days before the first black president takes office, the Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider overturning a key feature of the main federal law that ensures access to the polls by minorities.

“The elephant in the room is what to make of the Obama election,” said Nathaniel Persily, professor of law and political science at Columbia Law School, referring to the election of Barack Obama. “Does the election of the first African-American president undermine the central justification for parts of the Voting Rights Act?”

Pictured: US president-elect Barack Obama pays for his lunch at Ben’s Chili Bowl restaurant January 10, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama ordered a chili half smoke at the Washington landmark during a lunch with DC mayor Adrian Fenty. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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