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Remember Thursday, Nov. 8, when I said that the congruence and proportionality test was a big deal in contexts outside of the 11th amendment sometimes, and then mentioned voting rights? Well today the Court granted cert in the Voting Rights Act case that gives it a chance to rule that the preclearance requirement of the Voting Rights Act (Section 5 of that act) is congruent and proportional to a record of constitutional rights violations in voting by states. For more, see the Scotusblog entry for the case: Shelby County v. Holder.

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