Holder Vows To Keep Texas Voting Laws Under DOJ Oversight

Law360, Dallas (July 25, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice told a Texas federal court Thursday it must decide whether state redistricting maps were motivated by intentional discrimination, as it asked the court to require preclearance under the Voting Rights Act for any changes to its voting laws and practices over the next decade.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced the move Thursday morning, saying it was only the first step in the DOJ’s nationwide efforts to restore preclearance to states and local governments with a history of discriminatory voting changes under...
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