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SBL Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Shelby County

01.15.2013

On behalf of the American Unity Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit national educational organization dedicated to maintaining American unity into the 21st Century, SBL filed an amicus brief in support of Shelby County, Alabama’s challenge to the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. In its brief, SBL argued that Section 5 blocks covered jurisdictions from making well-intended, non-discriminatory changes to voting laws and that one of the factors Congress relied on in renewing Section 5 for 25 years, until 2031, does not withstand close examination.