Holder Fighting For Rights Of 'Language Minorities'

Attorney General Eric Holder on April 24th speech

"Let me be clear: while this country has indeed changed, and real progress has been made – thanks to groups like MALDEF and many others – we are not yet at a point where the most vital part of the Voting Rights Act can be described as unnecessary or a product of a flawed political process. That’s why today’s Justice Department has vigorously defended Section 5 as an indispensable tool for eradicating discriminatory election practices. It’s why MALDEF has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with us in this effort – filing an amicus brief arguing that Section 5 must be upheld, and working hard to safeguard the rights of language minorities. And it’s why – no matter the outcome of this important case – my colleagues and I will remain committed to the aggressive and appropriate enforcement of every federal voting and civil rights protection that’s on the books.

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