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In A Role Reversal, Democrats Want Limits to Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen October 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen October 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images

This time it’s the Democrats who want the U.S. Supreme Court to limit the Voting Rights Act.

Taking up a case that flips the customary dynamics on voting issues, the high court today hears arguments that Alabama Republicans unconstitutionally packed too many black residents into a handful of state legislative districts.