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Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

September 14, 2016

Associated Press

“What Georgia is doing is denying people the ability to make it onto the registration rolls at the outset, which is what’s so problematic about this matching program,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Black voters sue over Alabama’s method of electing judges

September 7, 2016

Associated Press

The lawsuit comes as the nation’s attention turns to voter restrictions and ballot access with only weeks to go before Election Day. A lawsuit filed in Texas this summer on behalf of Latino voters makes similar arguments, saying the large districts used in judicial elections there disenfranchise minorities.

Lawsuit seeks to change method of election for Alabama Supreme Court, 2 other courts

September 7, 2016

AL.com

A voting rights lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks to do away with the at-large elections of judges who sit on Alabama’s three appellate courts, including the Alabama Supreme Court. The at-large election system has been racially discriminatory towards African Americans, who make up more than a quarter of the state’s population, according to the lawsuit that suggests election by single-member districts.

Lawsuit targets statewide judicial elections

September 7, 2016

Montgomery Advertiser

WASHINGTON – Alabama’s method of electing appellate judges statewide makes it nearly impossible to elect an African-American, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by civil rights groups.

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