July 06, 2010

"The New Black Panther Case: A Conservative Dissent; Never mind this one-off stunt by fringe radicals; the DOJ is engaged in much more important voting-rights mischief."

This must-read column by Abby Thernstrom makes two important points: (1) the Black Panther case seems much ado about nothing; (2) the important action in the DOJ voting rights section will come when it must approve redistricting requests under section 5 of the VRA, under new proposed regulations that are flying below the radar. (I haven't studied the proposed rules to see if I agree that they make much change in the current system. But certainly this has not gotten any media attention I've seen.)

Posted by Rick Hasen at July 6, 2010 07:45 AM