Breaking: DOJ Poised to Moot Kinston Case Challenging Constitutionality of Voting Rights Act

Check out this document.  I would guess that the thinking is that DOJ would rather go up to the Supreme Court on the Shelby County case record than the record in the Kinston case.  I think that’s probably a wise calculation.  Kinston involves a DOJ denial of preclearance of a move from partisan to nonpartisan elections, with DOJ’s objection in part that minority voters would have a harder time identifying Democratic candidates.

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