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Runners bring news of Supreme Court decision

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A news assistant runs after a ruling was made outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 25, in Washington, D.C. The court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional.

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Stephanie Rigzadeh, an intern with CBS News, runs out of the Supreme Court to deliver to her crew the high court's ruling on June 25.

By Pete Williams and Erin McClam, NBC News

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — the map that determines which states must get federal permission before they change their voting laws.

Civil rights activists called the decision devastating, and a dissenting justice said it amounted to the “demolition” of the law, widely considered the most important piece of civil rights legislation in American history. Read the full story.

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