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Reply #10: yeah, it's a Voting Rights Act lawsuit [View All]

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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-16-10 07:23 AM
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10. yeah, it's a Voting Rights Act lawsuit
They aren't "suing... over a violation of a state law," or anything to do with HAVA. They're suing because they say SBOE's proposed policy "will disproportionately harm minority voters."

"...the defendants will claim they got pre-clearance from the DOJ and Judge Sharpe!" There's no such thing as preclearance of a Section 2 violation. Section 5 covered jurisdictions need to seek preclearance for changes, but that doesn't apply to New York. The state may claim that the proposed remedy isn't feasible because of the constraints they are under with Sharpe.
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