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Key voting rights clause upheld

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, rejecting an Alabama county’s challenge to the landmark civil rights law. The provision requires state, county and local governments with a history of ...

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Md. congressional redistricting lawsuit hinges on racial numbers

GREENBELT — As a three-judge panel heard arguments about whether Maryland’s redistricting map dilutes the African-American vote, one of those judges said Tuesday he doesn’t believe a case has been made to require a third black-majority congressional district. Still, the ...

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PAC working on lawsuit to state redistricting map

ANNAPOLIS — A political action committee based in Prince George’s County is working with the Maryland Republican Party to challenge the state’s redistricting map in federal court. Radamase Cabrera, a spokesman for the Fannie Lou Hamer PAC, said Friday they ...

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