CLC Files Amicus Brief in Circuit Court Defending Voting Rights Act

Jun 14, 2017

CLC joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) in filing an amicus brief in the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the case Lewis v. Alabama to vindicate the rights of citizens to sue under the Voting Rights Act (VRA).

“Citizens have the right to challenge laws that violate their constitutional rights,” said Danielle Lang, Senior Legal Counsel at CLC. “State sovereignty does not override the rights of individuals to sue states and state officials for unlawful racial discrimination under the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution.” 

Read the brief.

Read the full press release on LDF's website.

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