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Feb182013

VOTING RIGHTS ACT CASE BEFORE SUPREME COURT - Shelby County and Clash of the Titans - TownHall.com, 2-18-13

TownHall.com, one of the nation's leading internet news and opinion sites, publishes article by Shannon Goessling, SLF Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel, on the upcoming United States Supreme Court case challenging enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act (Shelby County, AL v. Holder), which will be heard at the end of February 2013.  Goessling discusses the burdens set by ongoing Justice Department oversight of many states and hundreds of local government jurisdictions, despite the failure to present compelling evidence to Congress that voter disenfranchisement and intimidation continue in these jurisdictions.  SLF is participating in the case as amicus.  2-18-13

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