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On One-Year Anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder Decision, Ifill Urges Passage of Bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act6/25/14
Stop-and-Frisk. Voter ID laws. Jim Crow Redux. Reparations.
6/17/14Related Case or Issue:
It’s been nearly one year since the Supreme Court declared on June 25, 2013 in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder that states with a history of chronic racial discrimination no longer needed to get Justice Department approval for changes to voting rules under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Last week, President Obama announced his intention to nominate former LDF lawyer Victor Bolden to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Victor served as Assistant Counsel at LDF from 1994 to 2000 and then returned to LDF as General Counsel from 2005 to 2009.