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Mayor Kasim Reed’s Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling in Shelby County vs. Holder

Post Date:06/25/2013 3:30 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 06/25/13

Media Statement

Mayor Kasim Reed’s Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling in Shelby County vs. Holder

“The Supreme Court decision in Shelby County vs. Holder is stunningly disappointing and ignores the clear intent of the United States Congress, which has enacted and repeatedly reauthorized the Voting Rights Act since 1965 by wide bipartisan majorities, reflecting the undeniable will of the people that each vote be counted regardless of whether it is cast by an ethnic minority. Unfortunately, the court did away with decades of well-reasoned and established legal precedence upholding the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act, including Section 4 which required certain states including Georgia (except for Sandy Springs) to seek preclearance before making changes to their voting procedures. There is no other way to view this other than as a blow to the rule of law that every citizen with the right to vote shall have his or her vote counted.”

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