CIR argues for three-judge court in LaRoque v. Holder

April 29, 2010

Lead counsel Michael Carvin today filed a reply to the Department of Justice’s objection to a three-judge court being appointed to hear CIR’s challenge to the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, LaRoque v. Holder. Today’s filing challenges DOJ’s assertion that the District Court is precluded from appointing a

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Related Section 5 challenge filed by Shelby County, AL

April 27, 2010

Shelby County, Alabama, today filed a challenge to the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and asked that it be deemed a “related case” to LaRoque v. Holder, CIR’s constitutional challenge filed on April 7. If deemed a “related case,” Shelby County v. Holder will be assigned to the same judge

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CIR files challenge to federal voting rights law

April 07, 2010

CIR filed suit today against Attorney General Eric Holder and in so doing challenged the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The suit grows out of a refusal last year by the Department of Justice to “preclear” the implementation of a non-partisan voting system approved by voters in Kinston,

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CIR challenges Section 5 of Voting Rights Act

April 07, 2010

Kinston, NC.— The Center for Individual Rights filed suit today on behalf of a group of Kinston,North Carolina voters and prospective candidates in local elections who claim Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1964 exceeds Congress’ authority under the Fifth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.

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Lawsuit against Anita MonCrief dismissed

April 06, 2010

Today an abrupt end came to a lawsuit that Project Vote, an affiliate of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), had launched against Anita MonCrief, a vocal critic of both groups. The federal judge hearing the case ordered all claims dismissed based on a stipulation by the

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Case dismissed

April 06, 2010

Today a federal judge, pursuant to a stipulation by the parties, ordered the claims in Project Vote’s suit against CIR client Anita MonCrief dismissed in their entirety. The dismissal is “with prejudice,” meaning Project Vote may not revive the action.

MonCrief, a former employee of Project Vote, had become a vocal critic of it and

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