Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder and the Voting Rights Act - Podcast

Civil Rights Practice Group

March 29, 2010

Gregory Coleman, Laughlin McDonald, Roger Clegg

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  Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder
and the Voting Rights Act - MP3

Running Time: 00:41:48

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.

Featuring:

  • Mr. Greg Coleman, Yetter, Warden & Coleman LLP
  • Mr. Laughlin McDonald, ACLU Voting Rights Project
  • Moderator: Mr. Roger Clegg, Center for Equal Opportunity

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Related Links

Decision - June 22, 2009 (PDF)
"The Future of the Voting Rights Act after Bartlett and NAMUDNO" by Roger Clegg, Cato Supreme Court Review (PDF)
Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder, SCOTUScast 7-6-09 featuring Sharon Browne
"Two Civil Rights Decisions Close Out Supreme Court's 2008 Term" by Christian J. Ward, Edward Dawson, November 16, 2009