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United States of America v. City of Euclid, Ohio

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Case Information

All Courts: United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division (Case 1:06-cv-01652-KMO)
Topic(s): Vote Dillution
State: Ohio
Date Filed: July 10, 2006

Summary

On July 10, 2006, the US Attorney General sued the City of Euclid and other officials claiming that Euclid's system for electing City Council members violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The US claims that Euclid's system of at-large voting dilutes the Euclid African-American vote and allows Euclid whites to vote as a bloc to defeat every City Council candidate preferred by the African-American community.

The US seeks a judgment declaring that Euclid's election system violates the Voting Rights Act and a court order to force the city to implement a system that complies with that Act. Read Detailed Summary

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