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Northwest Austin Mun. Utility Dist. No. 1. v. Holder, 08-322

In an action seeking relief under the "bailout" provision in Section 4(a) of the Voting Rights Act, which allows a "political subdivision" to be released from the preclearance requirements if certain conditions are met, the dismissal of the complaint is reversed where the Act must be interpreted to permit all political subdivisions, including Plaintiff district, to seek to bail out from the preclearance requirements.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/22/2009
  • Published 06/22/2009



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