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MSNBC reports on LDF's fight for voting rights in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Friday, August 28, 2015

In Louisiana parish, a fight for black voting rights

In Louisiana parish, a fight for black voting rights, MSNBC reports that Terrebonne Parish has never elected a black judge, even though one in five parish residents is African-American, and that the Parish re-elected a white parish judge who had been suspended for wearing black-face as part of a racist parody Halloween costume.   

This piece talks about LDF's challenge to the at-large electoral method for the parish court that produced such results under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and U.S. Constitution, as well as the recent summary judgment papers that LDF filed requesting that a federal judge rule in Plaintiffs' favor.    

Read the full story here.