Northwest Austin MUD v. Gonzales: Amicus brief by Mountain States Legal Foundation

Feb 26, 2009

Amicus brief by Mountain States Legal Foundation in support of Appellant. Amicus argues that the Court’s thorough and thoughtful test in Boerne for determining the constitutionality of legislation enacted by Congress pursuant to its remedial Enforcement Clause powers serves as the basis for this Court’s ruling. Thus, the Court should reverse the district court panel’s decision and hold Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, as reenacted in 2006, unconstitutional in excess of Congress’s powers under Section 2 of the Fifteenth Amendment.

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