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The Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus sent a letter pressing AG Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray to act on Black college bomb threats.
Several Republican-led states are facing similar challenges from the Department of Justice.
"This lawsuit reflects our deep commitment to using every available tool to protect all Americans' right to vote," Assistant Attorney General Kirsten Clarke said.
The move comes following the county's decision to adopt a new map after data was published about Black and Brown population growth in the 2020 Census.
According to the Justice Department, Donner faces a $250,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison.
A Louisville cop will go to jail for two years for excessive force against a protester during racial justice protests in May 2020.
Chad Stark from Leander, Texas, was arrested for death threats made against Georgia election officials on the day of the Georgia Senate runoff race.
A civil rights complaint was brought against the Lone Wolf Housing Authority, the former executive director and a former program assistant in December 2020.
Since the Voting Rights Act's gutting in the 2013 Supreme Court case Shelby v. Holder, the procedural guardrails that would flag issues like those in the Texas maps no longer exist.
Pattern and practice investigations are civil matters and can result in specific measures being implemented as a part of an agreement with the department and the DOJ. Investigators are also supposed to consider community experiences and insights as a part of the process.
Racist harassment of Black students and students of color routinely went ignored, unchallenged and was even encouraged by those in positions of authority at a Utah school district, the Department of Justice has found.
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