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Editor's Note :

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Riley v. Kennedy

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07-77 M.D. Ala. Mar 24, 2008
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May 27, 2008 TBD Ginsburg OT 2007

Disclosure: Akin Gump represented the respondents in this case.

Issue: Whether states subject to Voting Rights Act pre-clearance requirements must receive Justice Department approval before implementing decisions of its highest court striking down previously pre-cleared state laws.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on May 27, 2008.

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