January 19, 2011

"Judge Declines to Delay Compton Elections"

The LA Times offers this story about a tentative ruling of a California trial court seeking a preliminary injunction under the California Voting Rights Act (raising issues of racially polarized voting between Latinos and non-Latinos---in Compton, primarily African-American voters). According to the article, the judge did not accept the evidence of racially polarized voting offered by plaintiff's expert, Morgan Kousser. It will be interesting to see the basis for the judge's conclusion, and whether that conclusion is upheld on appeal.

Posted by Rick Hasen at January 19, 2011 07:52 AM