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DOJ moves to dismiss LaRoque v. Holder…again

The Department of Justice today filed a motion to dismiss LaRoque v. Holder, CIR’s case challenging Section 5 of the Voting Right Act, on grounds that it is moot.  Today’s motion is not unexpected — it follows the Attorney General’s decision on February 10 to purportedly withdraw his 2009 denial of preclearance of Kinston’s plans to implement a nonpartisan voting system.  CIR does not believe the Attorney General’s late effort to reverse his 2009 decision moots the case, which raises a facial challenge to the constitutionality of Section 5 as a whole.

  • Read DOJ’s motion to dismiss
  • Read Hans von Spakovsky’s post on National Review Online
  • Read DOJ’s opposition brief to CIR’s appeal (filed 2-13-12)
  • Read Intervenors’ opposition brief to CIR’s appeal
  • Read CIR’s reply brief on merits of appeal
  • Learn more about LaRoque v. Holder

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