In this excerpt from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that held that only the federal government, not private litigants, could bring lawsuits under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits voting practices that discriminate on the basis of race.
In the full episode, Preet and Joyce further discuss the Voting Rights Act ruling. They also break down developments in former President Donald Trump’s Georgia prosecution, including the judge’s decision to not send one of Trump’s co-defendants to jail over recent social media posts targeting witnesses and the forthcoming hearing about Trump’s motions to dismiss the charges.
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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:
52 USC §10301. Denial or abridgement of right to vote on account of race or color through voting qualifications or prerequisites; establishment of violation
Arkansas State Conference NAACP et al. v. Arkansas Board of Apportionment et al., 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, opinion & dissent, 11/20/23