“Justice Department Files Voting Rights Suit Against City of Eastpointe, Michigan”


The Justice Department filed a lawsuit late yesterday to challenge the at-large method of electing the city council of Eastpointe, Michigan.  The complaint alleges that the election system in Eastpointe violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by denying black citizens in the city the equal opportunity to elect representatives of their choice.

A rare Obama administration DOJ Section 2 action, and filed just days before the end of the President’s term.


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