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My Cases: Under Section 5, Voting Rights Act

Kennedy v. Riley, --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2006 WL 2413709 (M.D.Ala., Aug 18, 2006) -- in suit regarding appointment of county commissioner, court held that two decisions of the Alabama Supreme Court could not be enforced until they had been precleared

Reno v. Bossier Parish School Board, 7 F.Supp.2d 29 (D DC 1998) (3-judge court), aff’d 528 U.S. 320 (2000) -- Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requires proof of intent to retrogress rather than generalized intent to discriminate against protected voter group

Presley v. Etowah County Commission, 502 US 491 (1992), on remand, 869 F.Supp. 1555 (M.D. Ala.1994) -- held: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act does not apply to changes in the powers of county commissioners; on remand, achieved relief under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act

Mack v. Russell County Com'n, 840 F.Supp. 869 (M.D.Ala. 1993) -- related case with Presley

Singer v. City of Alabaster, 2002 U.S. LEXIS 3231, 122 S. Ct. 1908,152 L. Ed. 2d 819 (2002), aff’g 821 So. 2d 954 (Ala. 2001) -- defended winning candidate in election contest against claim that city had violated plaintiffs’ rights by obeying Section 5

Henderson v. Harris, 804 F.Supp. 288 (M.D.Ala. 1992)

Virginia v. Reno, 117 F.Supp.2d 46 (D.D.C. 2000), aff’d 531 U.S. 1062 (2001) -- Virginia sought preclearance of its law barring the use of adjusted census data; dismissed on grounds of unripeness

Ward v. State of Alabama, 31 F.Supp.2d 968 (M.D. Ala. 1998) (3-judge court) -- successful Section 5 seeking injunction to enforcement of unprecleared change in Alabama absentee voting law

Sumter County Democratic Executive Committee v. Dearman, 514 F.2d 1168 (5th Cir. 1975) -- challenge under Section 5 of Voting Rights Act; second appeal: Ward v. Dearman, 626 F.2d 489 (5th Cir. 1980)

This entry was posted by Edward at 5:15 PM, 08 September 2006 | Categories: Case list , Voting Rights Act


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