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

April 29, 2010 − by CIR − in Blog, Case Updates − Comments Off on CIR argues for three-judge court in LaRoque v. Holder

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 three-judge court and argues that the “clash of federal and state power and potential disruption of state government” inherent in a challenge to the basic constitutional validity of Section 5 requires a three-judge court.

  • Read CIR’s reply renewing request for 3-judge court (4-29-10)
  • Read DOJ’s Memorandum in Opposition (4-21-10)

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