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Voting Rights Act Before The Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a sharp rebuke to Texas federal prosecutors for racially charged remarks made during the trial of Bongani Charles Calhoun, an African-American man accused of participating in a drug conspiracy. Justice Sotomayor, in a statement joined by Justice Stephen Breyer, recounted the racially inflammatory remarks made by the Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas: “You’ve got African-Americans, you’ve got Hispanics, you
The Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder on February 27, 2013. Debo Adegbile, Special Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) will argue on behalf of intervenors in defense of the Voting Rights Act.