06/25/2013 10:13 am ET Updated Jun 25, 2013

Supreme Court Voting Rights: Justices Strike Down Section 4

The Supreme Court ruled on Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder Tuesday, striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

The court made the ruling by a vote of 5-4.

The court also upheld Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, but it is unclear whether that section is inoperable without Section 4. The court left it to Congress to come up with a Section 4 replacement.

Click here to read the opinion on the case.

Click here for more on the decision from HuffPost's Ryan Reilly.

This story is developing and has been updated.