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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 27, 2013

Supreme Court Weighs Future Of Voting Rights Act

By Nina Totenberg

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 People wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27,2013, to listen to oral arguments in the Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder voting rights case.

Once again, race is front and center at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. And once again, the bull's eye is the 1965 Voting Rights Act, widely viewed as the most effective and successful civil rights legislation in American history. Upheld five times by the court, the law now appears to be on life support.








Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 26, 2013

Illinois House Republicans Delay Concealed-Carry Debate

By Brian Mackey, with additional reporting from The Associated Press and Illinois Public Media

A raucous debate over guns got under way Tuesday afternoon in the Illinois House of Representatives. At issue are the restrictions that will be in place as lawmakers comply with a federal court order demanding the state allow people to carry guns in public.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 26, 2013

U of I President: Sequester Could Hurt Research Funding

By Jim Meadows

University of Illinois officials are waiting to see exactly how the federal budget sequestration will affect their research programs. But university President Robert Easter said they stand to lose $65 million out of their $813 million research budget.


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