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The constitutionality of preclearance has come before the high court four previous times, but survived each challenge.
“I think the law is pretty clear. I think the Constitution makes it very easy that Congress gets a lot of deference when deciding this question,” she said.
“In 2006 [Congress] was really required to build a record that shows ongoing racial discrimination in elections in these [preclearance] jurisdictions,” he said. “I think it’s safe to say Congress was unable to do that.”
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