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Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-322 D. D.C. Apr 29, 2009
Tr.
Jun 22, 2009 8-1 Roberts OT 2008

Issue: Whether the appellant is eligible to bail out from the preclearance requirement of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, and whether Congress provided sufficient justification of current voting discrimination when extended the requirement in 2006 for another twenty-five years.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on June 22, 2009.

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