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MAY 03, 2013 - American Spectator

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Will Congress’ Sloppy Work Survive Supreme Court Scrutiny?

Right from the start of the oral argument on February 27, Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan jumped on Shelby County’s lawyer asking why Congress didn’t have good reason to keep Alabama and Shelby County in the doghouse known as Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. One sound answer is that, even if Shelby County and Alabama are sitting ducks for Congress, that can’t be done with the formula now in the statute. The statutory formula looks at whether a jurisdiction used tests and devices to keep voter participation down and had voter registration and turnout below 50% in the 1946, 1968, ... Read More

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