Moderator’s introduction

Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act quickly drew praise and criticism. Georgia is one of the Southern states that had been covered by the act’s “preclearance” requirement, that changes in voting processes be approved by the U.S. Justice Department. Today, columnist George Will says the act has largely outlived its usefulness, while a Georgia state representative contends it is still very much needed.

Guest columnists

A noble law was past its time by George Will

Supreme Court holds power over Georgia democracy by LaDawn B. Jones

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.