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DOJ preclears Alabama legislative districts

The Tuscaloosa News reports: The U.S. Justice Department on Friday told Attorney General Luther Strange that it has approved the state's new legislative districts.

U.S. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez told Strange that the Justice Department does not have any objections to the specified district changes.

Perez said, however, that the Justice Department approval does not stop a pending lawsuit from black Democratic lawmakers. They are challenging the redrawn districts, which would take effect for the 2014 election.

That litigation is pending in federal court. -- Read the whole story --> Justice Department OKs district changes | TuscaloosaNews.com

Other stories on the same subject: AP and Birmingham News (al.com)

Disclosure: .I am one of the counsel in the suit by the black elected officials.

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