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Shelby County voting rights case on faster legal track after federal judge ruling today

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shelby County's challenge to theconstitutionality of portions of the Voting Rights Act got on a faster legal track Thursday when a federal judge in Washington denied a government request for more fact-finding.

Shelby County's claim that two key sections of the landmark law -- requiring certain states and cities to get their election procedures pre-approved by the government-- are outdated could be the case that returns the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.
 
Read the full article here.Shelby County's challenge to theconstitutionality of portions of the Voting Rights Act got on a faster legaltrack Thursday when a federal judge in Washington denied a government requestfor more fact-finding.
 
ShelbyCounty's claim that two key sections of the landmark law -- requiring certainstates and cities to get their election procedures pre-approved by the government-- are outdated could be the case that returns the issue to theU.S. Supreme Court.
 
Read the full article here.