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Bailing out from Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

March 09, 2012 I By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Ever since the Supreme Court’s decision in Northwest Austin, it appears as though bailout is actually a real option for some jurisdicitons. This is a welcome development, but Section 5 is still unconstitutional.  I discussed the constitutionality of Section 5 at Stanford Law School in January.

 

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