The plaintiffs in LaRoque v. Holder, a recent case challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1968, have filed an appeal of the court’s decision that they have no standing to challenge the law. The judge decided that the citizens of Kinston had no standing to challenge the US Department of Justice’s decision to use Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to nullify a voter approved referendum.
As this World Net Daily
article shows, the US Department of Justice has basically decided that Section 5 allows them to not only ensure the “equal opportunity
” of minorities to participate in elections but to “establish a baseline of minority success
in any election,” stepping over the power that even the Voting Rights Act act allows, not even considering that Section 5 of the Act itself oversteps the bounds of proper constitutional authority.