Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder and the Voting Rights Act - Podcast
Civil Rights Practice Group
March 29, 2010Gregory Coleman, Laughlin McDonald, Roger Clegg
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Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One (NAMUDNO) filed suit seeking exemption from Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and also alternatively argued that Section 5 was unconstitutional. The district court ruled that NAMUDNO was ineligible for exemption from Section 5. The Supreme Court held that in fact NAMUDNO was eligible to seek bailout from the preclearance requirements of the VRA.
- Mr. Greg Coleman, Yetter, Warden & Coleman LLP
- Mr. Laughlin McDonald, ACLU Voting Rights Project
- Moderator: Mr. Roger Clegg, Center for Equal Opportunity