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Shelby County will be at forefront of challenge to Voting Rights Act

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

For black residents and their lawyers, diluting the strength of any one black voter is problematic.

"If there has been a discriminatory voting change, it is not absolved because there have been ten or one hundred non-discriminatory changes; the act of discrimination is still odious," wrote lawyers for the defendants who intervened in the case, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

"Unchecked racial discrimination in voting erodes our Constitution's promise of equality, sharply undermines the integrity of our democratic processes, and imposes significant harms on our citizens and nation."

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