Supreme Court Hearing Alabama Voting Law Case

Alabama county officials no longer want to have to seek approval before changing election law


A challenge from an Alabama county over a landmark voter rights law is being heard at the US Supreme Court.

Shelby County says requiring places with a history of discrimination to get approval before making any changes to election law is no longer necessary.

The measure is part of the 1968 Voting Rights Act, extended for 25 years in 2006 with wide bipartisan support.