Wheatland v. Holder: D.C. District Court Consent Judgment and Decree

Apr 25, 2013

It is ordered, adjudged, and decreed: 1) Plaintiff City of Wheatland is entitled to a declaratory judgment in accordance with Section 4(a)(1) of the Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1973b(a)(1); 2) The parties’ Joint Motion for Entry of Consent Judgment and Decree is Granted, and plaintiff City of Wheatland is exempted from coverage pursuant to Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1973b(b), provided that this Court shall retain jurisdiction over this matter for a period of ten years pursuant to Section 4(a)(5), 42 U.S.C. § 1973b(a)(5). This action shall be closed and placed on this Court’s inactive docket, subject to being reactivated upon application by either the Attorney General or any aggrieved person in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 4(a)(5), 42 U.S.C. § 1973b(a)(5); 3) each party shall bear its own fees, expenses and costs.

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