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DOJ wants the Voting Rights Act restored in Texas

The Department of Justice wants to reclaim its oversight of Texas voting laws, asking a federal court to reinstate its power to approve changes made by the state, now that the Supreme Court has gutted a key part of the Voting Rights Act.

"Based on the evidence of intentional racial discrimination that was presented last year in the redistricting case, Texas v. Holder ... we believe that the State of Texas should be required to go through a preclearance process whenever it changes its voting laws and practices," said Attorney General Eric Holder during a meeting of the National Urban League. He added: "This is the Department's first action to protect voting rights following the Shelby County decision, but it will not be our last."

Reuters reports:

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