Texas Fights Back Against Holder on Voting Rights

Texas Fights Back Against Holder on Voting Rights

by Ken Klukowski

From Breitbart

Updating our story on Attorney General Eric Holder declaring war on Texas:

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Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) creates a preclearance regime, under which certain states with records of egregious racial voter discrimination cannot change any voting law or procedure or draw new legislative districts after each census without advance permission of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) or a federal court in Washington, D.C.

In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court held that the current formula in VRA Section 4 defining which states are subject to preclearance was so outdated that it was irrational—and thus unconstitutional. The Court left Section 5 intact but made it so that no states were subject to Section 5 until Congress wrote a new Section 4 based on current data justifying such a severe burden on federalism and treating some states differently from…Read More Here

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