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 and Galveston, 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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