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Attorneys: Section 5 federal preclearance imposed real administrative burdens

AP reports that cities are becoming the new battleground for voting rights cases Рmany are the least able to defend these suits.

…Attorneys who helped dozens of Texas cities and counties redraw their political boundaries after the 2010 Census said cities moving to change their election systems aren’t necessarily attempting to discriminate, and are eager to move beyond the bureaucratic process of the Voting Rights Act.¬† “Not because of nefarious purposes,” said Chris Gober, a conservative Austin attorney who has represented Republicans in redistricting cases. Previously, “The bottom line…is that it imposed real administrative burdens.”