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Jan082013

VOTING RIGHTS ACT, SECT. V UNCONSTITUTIONAL? SLF SUBMITS BRIEF TO U.S. SUPREME COURT IN IMPORTANT CASE

VOTING RIGHTS ACT - SECT. V REAUTHORIZATION UNCONSTITUTIONAL?  U.S. SUPREME COURT REVIEWS 2006 CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION OF SECT. V IN SHELBY COUNTY, AL v. ERIC HOLDER, et al.

In 2006, Congress reauthorized Sect. V of the Voting Rights Act using the controversial pre-existing coverage formula found in Sect. IV B of the Act - which, as was laid out by the high court in a 2009 decision, continues to give the federal government powerful oversight over many state and local jurisdictions in the United States despite profound evidence that past discrimination against minorities in voting no longer exists.  SLF, whose brief was cited three times in the 2009 decision by Justice Clarence Thomas, submits an amicus curiae brief in this important case, which will be heard this Spring...

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