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Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act to Affect California Counties

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Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling that struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has major implications for three California counties.

Under the Act, Monterey, Yuba and Kings Counties were required to get approval from the federal government any time officials there wanted to change their election laws.

Now -- that goes by the wayside -- unless Congress decides to step in.

Reporter Stephanie Martin spoke with University of San Francisco professor Julie Nice about what the ruling means for these counties in California.

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