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New Suit 'Makes Clear Voting Discrimination Is Alive and Well Across Alabama'


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New Suit 'Makes Clear Voting Discrimination Is Alive and Well Across Alabama'

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

With Alabama's three highest courts failing to reflect its racial diversity, the state now faces a federal lawsuit alleging a violation of the Voting Rights Act.

The case (pdf), filed in federal court Wednesday in Montgomery, "makes clear that voting discrimination is alive and well across the state of Alabama," said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers' Committee).


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Pull back the thin veil of adherence to the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts and one will see the Konfederate and KKK Kolors donned by the powers that rule in Alabama, very sad to say. A majority of the Black population lives in abject poverty while the Shelby, Sessions, and Bentley families go through domestic help in their manses like water...especially when the "help" gets "uppity" and wants to be paid living wages.