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Section 5 of Voting Rights Act Before Supreme Court Today

Voting Rights Act passed by Congress in 1965 ensured that states could not get around the new law by coming up with more changes to local voting rules. For those areas that had historically discriminated against people, the law required … Continue reading

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DOJ to Monitor Elections in PA

The U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday that it is dispatching 780 department personnel and federal observers from the Office of Personnel Management to monitor Tuesday’s elections in 51 jurisdictions around the country–including Queens, N.Y. The department said that in … Continue reading

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DOJ Will Use Voting Rights Act Against States

Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that the Justice Department will “vigorously use” anti-Jim Crow provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prevent some southern states from purging ineligible voters from their rolls and … Continue reading

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