DOJ Tells Justices It Has New View Of Ariz. Voting Rights Case

Law360 (February 17, 2021, 6:11 PM EST) -- The Biden administration has backpedaled on its support of Arizona's attorney general and the state's Republican Party in a voting rights case, telling the U.S. Supreme Court that the U.S. Department of Justice's December brief backing their petitions "does not represent the current views of the United States."

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Republican Party are seeking to overturn a divided en banc Ninth Circuit decision that two state voting regulations — one criminalizing certain types of third-party ballot collection and the other rejecting out-of-precinct ballots — discriminated against Native American, Hispanic and African American voters in the state....

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