Can escape clause save voting rights provision? - Article Photos 2/2

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2012, file photo people wait in line to enter the Supreme Court in Washington at the start of the new term. The Obama administration and civil rights groups are defending a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act at the Supreme Court by pointing reformed state, county and local governments to an escape hatch from the law's most onerous aspects. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, the court will hear arguments in the case, which is among the term's most important, in a challenge from Shelby County, Ala. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)