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Second Circuit – Voting Rights Act: Pope v. County of Albany

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Voting Rights Act Vote Dilution Pope v. County of Albany 11-3439-cv Judges McLaughlin, Calabresi and Raggi   Background: The plaintiffs appealed from an order denying a preliminary injunction of the 2011 elections ...

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Appeals court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON — Appeals court judges expressed concern Thursday about whether to overrule Congress’ determination that some southern states and other jurisdictions still must have federal election monitoring to protect minority voting rights. Alabama’s Shelby County is challenging a requirement under ...

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Bilingual voting ballots ordered in 25 states

WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the 2012 elections, the federal government is ordering that 248 counties and other political jurisdictions provide bilingual ballots to Hispanics and other minorities who speak little or no English.

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