DOJ Asks Court To Defer Texas Voting Rights Act Challenge

Law360, Houston (November 30, 2012, 8:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday said the state of Texas’ federal lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of the the Voting Rights Act should be put on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a similar challenge, which could affect the outcome of the state’s case.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder argued in a notice filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that the court should wait on deciding the state’s challenge to Section 5 of the act, which requires federal preclearance...
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