Civil Action No. 10-0651 (JDB).

811 F.Supp.2d 424 (2011)

SHELBY COUNTY, ALABAMA, Plaintiff, v. Eric H. HOLDER, Jr., in his official capacity as Attorney General of the United States, Defendant.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

September 21, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bert W. Rein , Brendan J. Morrissey , Thomas R. McCarthy , William S. Consovoy , Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP, Washington, DC, for Plaintiff.

Mark A. Posner , Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Richard Alan Dellheim , Ernest Alan McFarland , Jared Michael Slade , Justin S. Weinstein-Tull , Samuel Robert Bagenstos , U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC for Defendant.


JOHN D. BATES, District Judge.

Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ("the Act") prevents certain "covered" jurisdictions from implementing any change to voting practices or procedures unless and until the jurisdiction demonstrates to federal authorities that the change "neither has the purpose nor will have the effect of denying or abridging the right to vote on account...

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