MSNBC: Eric Holder goes to the mat for voting rights
Holder hasn’t done everything voting rights advocates might want. Gerry Hebert, a former acting head of DoJ’s voting section and a leading voting rights lawyer, said he’d like to have seen the Justice Department get involved in some of the local-level cases in the south where minority voting rights have been rolled back since Shelby—he pointed to recent cases in Beaumont
, both in Texas.
“Frankly, DoJ is one of the few places that really has the resources to address this in a comprehensive way,” Hebert said. “Hopefully we’ll see some of that, but I’ve been disappointed we haven’t seen that up until now.”
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