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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


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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