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Jim Tucker, Quoted in Anchorage Press, Decries State Record in Terms of the Voting Rights of Native and non-Native Alaskans

August 14, 2013

Jim Tucker (Of Counsel-Las Vegas), legal counsel for Alaska Native groups that filed an amicus brief in support of the Voting Rights Act, is widely quoted in the article “Did Supreme Court Rob Alaska Natives of Their Voice?” that ran in the Anchorage Press on July 18, 2013.

The article was written in response to the June 25, 2013, U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a portion of the federal Voting Rights Act (VRA) that mandated the federal government pre-approve changes to Alaska’s election laws and procedures. Now, if voters allege discrimination under such laws and procedures, they would have to sue before the VRA could be enforced, which is currently what Jim’s client, the Native American Rights Fund, is doing. (See the press release Alaska Natives Sue Over Voting Rights Violations in Dillingham and Wade Hampton Regions)

Read the article.


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