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Watch: U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Holds First Hearing on the Voting Rights Act Post-Shelby 

Recent Articles

Voting Rights and the Supreme Court: What Just Happened? What Happens Next?
The Shelby County decision threatens the long-term viability of the preclearance system unless congress and the White House can agree on a new coverage formula for states; a tough task going forward.
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Justice Dept. Strategy After the Shelby Ruling
What will the Civil Rights Division do with no preclearance? University of Baltimore Law school Professor Gilda Daniels gives insight on the probable strategy shift.
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Document Fix
   Recent case filings from redistricting / voting rights litigation of interest.
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  U.S. v. Texas  United States D.O.J. new DOJ complaint against Texas voter ID law. (aug. 2013)
Perez v. Perry State of Texas Response to briefs in favor of bail-in of Texas under Sec. 3 of the Voting Rights Act (8/13)
Perez v. Perry Tx. State Conf. of NAACP Branches, LULAC et. al. Response to Texas' brief against bail-in of Texas under Sec. 3 of the Voting Rights Act (8/13)
Perez v. Perry State of Texas Brief against bail-in of Texas under Sec. 3 of the Voting Rights Act (7/13)
Perez v. Perry Department of Justice  Statement of Interest regarding bail-in of Texas under Sec. 3 of the Voting Rights Act. (7/13)
Perez v. Perry Mexican American Legislative Caucus, et. al. Request for bail-in of Texas under Sec. 3 of the Voting Rights Act (7/13)
Perez v. Perry Tx. State Conf. of NAACP Branches, LULAC et. al. Request for bail-in of Texas under Sec. 3 of the Voting Rights Act (7/13)
Perez v. Perry Tx. Latino Redistricting Task Force Request for bail-in of Texas under Sec. 3 of the Voting Rights Act (7/13)
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Texas Redistricting Blog
Updates about ongoing redistricting litigation in
the Lone Star State and coverage of election law more generally by intrepid election law lawyer Michael Li.
Election Law Blog
University of California Irvine Law Professor Rick Hasen updates on all things election law in this venerable, must read blog.
All About Redistricting
Loyola Law School Professor Justin levitt is the best resources for breaking redistricting litigation news.

 
 
 
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Document Library
 
Dept. of Justice Administrative Procedures for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act   Dept. of Justice Guidance Concerning Redistricting Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act
Redistricting Law 2010 (pdf)
The NCSL's comprehensive guide covering federal and state developments in redistricting law compiled by experts in each state.
DOJ Minority Language determinations of jurisdictions covered under Sec 203 of the Voting Rights Act
How To Draw Redistricting Plans That Will Stand Up in Court (pdf)
Discusses the legal and practical restraints for the linedrawer and
how to build a legal solid redistricting plan.
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 Resources
  Voting Rights Links   Department of Justice Links      
  Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights      2006 Amendments to the Voting Rights Act of 1965        
  Searchable Database of Voting Rights Objections and Observers      Recent Activity of the Voting Section       
  The Voting Rights Project Redistricting Program      Section 5 Activity      
        Covered Jurisdictions under Section 5       
        Section 5 DOJ Objection Letters and History by State       
        Total Section 5 Changes by Type since 1965       
               
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Video Library
Shelby Co. v. Holder Oral Argument Audio 

Video:
Watch Texas Public Radio's Town Hall on the Voting Rights Act

Watch Stanford Law School's Redistricting Symposium Keynote Address

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