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LDF Special Counsel on The Cycle: "We should be trying to figure out how we can bring more people into the democracy," not trying to shut them out

Sunday, March 10, 2013

On March 8, LDF Special Counsel, Debo Adegbile, talked with The Cycle hosts on MSNBC about Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, the current challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. According to Mr. Adegbile, Section 5, the heart of the Voting Rights Act, helps ensure a more inclusive democracy. With Mr. Adegbile defending the constitutionality of Section 5 on behalf of six African-American voters, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case on February 27.

View Mr. Adegbile's appearance on The Cycle here.

Learn more about the Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder case and hear the Supreme Court oral argument here