Supreme Court leaves Arizona voting restrictions in place

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he Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a pair of Republican-backed Arizona voting restrictions do not run afoul of federal law.

The high court rejected a challenge by Democrats on the measure, dealing a blow to voting rights advocates, according to The Hill.

The vote was 6-3, with Justice Samuel Alito writing for the Majority with the liberal members in dissent.

The nation's highest court ruled that Arizona’s voting policies were not enacted with a racially discriminatory purpose that would have gone against the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination in voting laws.

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