Federal District Court Finds Ferguson School District Elections Violate the Voting Rights Act

You can find the 119-page district court opinion here. This looks to be a very careful, and in some parts very technical look, at whether the Ferguson school board elections violate section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, in that protected minority voters have less opportunity than other voters to participate in the political process and to elect representatives of their choice. Given what the trial court called the “unique” facts of…

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