CIR files reply brief in voting rights case

July 01, 2010 − by CIR − in Blog, Case Updates − Comments Off on CIR files reply brief in voting rights case

CIR filed papers today responding to the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss CIR’s case challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, LaRoque v. Holder.  DOJ contends that neither citizens, candidates, nor voters have standing to challenge the constitutionality of Section 5 because (to speak very generally), individuals do not have a constitutional right to this, that, or any other voting scheme in particular.  Authored by CIR’s co-counsel Michael Carvin and Hashim Moopan, CIR’s brief argues that under well-settled law, the plaintiffs in this case clearly have standing to challenge a voting scheme forced upon them by unconstitutional means.

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