Congressional Democrats are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation that would protect voting rights after a Supreme Court ruling made it harder to challenge Republican efforts to limit ballot access.
The 6-3 ruling Thursday on a case from Arizona was the second time in a decade that conservatives on the Supreme Court have weakened components of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That's a landmark Civil Rights-era law.
But this opinion was released in a much different political climate.
President Donald Trump’s lie that last year’s election was stolen has spurred Republicans to pass tougher rules on voting under the cloak of election integrity.