Lewis v. Alabama Eleventh Circuit Decision

Court Level
Eleventh Circuit

The Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court's previous decision and held that the Voting Rights Act (VRA) does abrogate sovereign immunity. CLC previously submitted a friend of the court brief arguing that protections of the Voting Rights Act override state sovereignty in order to protect voters and hold state officials accountable for racially discriminatory election laws. The Eleventh Circuit's decision was a victory for CLC in protecting voters against racially discriminatory election laws.