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Residents in small NC town challenge big bad Holder Justice Dept

In what has been called a “serious set-back for the Holder Justice  Department,” a federal appeals court has chosen to allow a lawsuit challenging a  portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act to go forward.  The case in question involves a 2008 referendum in which the citizens of  Kinston, N.C., voted to hold nonpartisan elections, which would keep the party  affiliation of the candidates off the ballots, a common practice in the state.  The Justice Department explained that citizens needed to have the party  affiliation so that blacks could elect their “candidates of choice,”  which the  department identified as Democrats and “almost exclusively black,” according to the Washington Times in 2009. Read more at



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