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Terrebonne Parish Branch NAACP, et al. v. Jindal, et al.

LDF and cooperating Louisiana attorney, Ronald L. Wilson, filed a challenge under the Voting Rights Act and the U. S. Constitution to Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana’s 32nd Judicial District Court. A Black candidate has never been elected as a judge on this parish court....More

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Political Participation | Voter Protection

Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1 v. Holder

In 2006, just days after President Bush signed into law the bill reauthorizing core provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a small water district in Austin, Texas filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C....More

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Political Participation | Voter Protection

Landmark: Smith v. Allwright

In Smith v. Allwright, Thurgood Marshall rose in front of the United States Supreme Court to argue that Texas’s Democratic primary system allowed whites to structurally dominate the politics of the one-party South....More

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