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Old 06-25-2013, 09:56 AM   #5
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Seriously though, what happens if (as seems highly likely) Congress is unable to ever pass a replacement for section 4? Section 5 is essentially just struck down?
Yep. Until congress updates section 4, though section 5 still exists it would apply to nobody.

On that note, I just read through the opinion. I think there is a very, very strong chance that there are 5 votes to strike down section 5, but they did not do so out of Roberts' desire to only do the absolute minimum when striking down laws. The Thomas concurrence points out that the opinion gives a very strong argument that section 5 is no longer constitutional under any formula, but they are needlessly dragging out its demise with this limited decision.
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