One of the key decisions facing the Supreme Court this year has to do with a central provision of the Voting Rights Act. Debo Adegbile
of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
argued the case before the court yesterday; Abigail Thernstrom
, of the Manhattan Institute and the US Commission on Civil Rights
, is the author of the forthcoming book Voting Rights--And Wrongs: The Illusive Quest for Racially Fair Elections.