In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. "Its formula," Amy Howe at SCOTUSBlog writes, "Can no longer be used as a basis for subjecting jurisdictions to preclearance."

Read the full opinion here, and check back soon for more Wonkblog coverage.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-96_6k47.pdf