June 29, 1982 - Congress reathorizes special provisions of VRA for another 25 years. Also legislatively overturns City of Mobile v. Bolden decision, therefore proving a discriminatory result is sufficient to prevail in Sec. 2 litigation.
(Annotation) This extension also adds protection for the blind, disabled, and illiterate voter. President Reagan declares the right to vote is a "crown jewel" of American liberties.