On August 6, 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Today however, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a key provision of one of the most successful pieces of civil rights legislation enacted by Congress is unconstitutional.
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Yesterday Orange County Superior Court Judge Franz Miller delayed the start of the trial over a voting rights lawsuit seeking district elections for city council members. Judge Miller agreed with the city that the committee debating the issue should be allowed to complete its work before he makes his ruling.