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The Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act didn’t strike down the pre-clearance requirement of Section 5 – it struck down the formula used to determine the states and areas subject to pre-clearance. Which puts the onus for a new formula directly on Congress. The same Congress, as Melissa Harris-Perry points out, who is on track to do even less than the last Congress – which set the record for fewest bills signed into law.Jul.07.2013