Despite Obama and Holder oversight, Voting Rights Act cases in 2014: 0 (zero, zip, nada)

While Attorney General Holder was quick to lambast states over their alleged discrimination with common sense photo ID laws and demanding new invasive Section 5 powers, there has been virtually no activity at the Department of Justice on Voting Rights Act (VRA) cases.  To be specific, the DOJ website has no record in 2014 of any new Section 2, Section 4e, Section 11(b) or Section 203 cases under the Voting Rights Act.  In 2013, DOJ sued Texas photo ID under the VRA with novel theories, and of course GOP redistricting advantages, but nothing else without a partisan bent.  If some cases, the drought on Voting Rights cases goes back to 2012 and 2010.  This absence of voting discrimination cases point to the lack of urgent need for any invasive Section 5 preclearance measures.  It is a good thing, but DOJ cannot find any work.

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