By Mike Lillis - 08/16/13 02:37 PM EDT
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have finalized their voting rights wishlist in hopes of rebuilding protections that were struck down by the Supreme Court this year.
Prominent members of the group have delivered their recommendations to House Democratic leaders, who in turn are spearheading the push to write legislation that would replace the system overturned by the high court in June.
The court ruled that a decades-old formula dictating which states must be subject to federal oversight under the Voting Rights Act was outdated, and therefore unconstitutional.
A CBC task force led by Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.) wants to update that formula based on more current data, but they don’t stop there.