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High court weighs new look at voting rights law

This Sept, 27, 2012 file photo shows the covered Supreme Court building in Washington Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, with a protective scrim, as work continues on the facade. Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. Now, opponents of a key part of the Voting Rights Act are asking the high court to finish off that provision. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. Now, opponents of a key part of the Voting Rights Act are asking the high court to finish off that provision.

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State Supreme Court justice fights effort to remove him (access required)

The only state Supreme Court justice on the retention ballot is striking back at Republicans calling for his removal because of a ruling on a ballot measure to change the state’s election system.

Republican committees in Legislative Districts 12 and 18 circulated flyers calling for a no vote for Justice John Pelander, a Republican who was Gov. Jan Brewer’s first selection to the Supreme Court in 2009.

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