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Subject: Re: Justice Scalia -- 'White and Proud' Date: 3/2/2013 1:50 PM
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All that would simply create an extra judicial system that is not warranted under the Constitution.


Focusing on Shelby County, Alabama, the southern locale that brought the case.

Alabama black population is about 25%, yet there are no black statewide elected officials.

In Shelby County over the years, Sotomayor asserted, Section 5 had prevented "240 discriminatory voting laws" from taking effect. In a 2008 incident, the city of Calera in Shelby County put in place a redistricting plan that led the one African American on the city council to lose his seat. After the Justice Department forced Calera to redraw the map, the council member regained his seat.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/28/us-usa-court-votin...
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