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Tag Archives: Kristen Clarke

DOJ Issues Guidance To States Ahead of Redistricting

Merrick Garland

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is warning states not to attempt to weaken voting power among minority communities ahead of redistricting. The guidance comes as states begin to draw congressional and state legislative districts. “Discriminatory redistricting schemes or election practices threaten that fundamental right and are illegal,” Attorney General Merrick …

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Justice Department Launches Probe Into Phoenix Police Department

Merrick Garland, Kristen Clarke

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Civil Rights Division have announced that the Justice Department has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department (PhxPD). The investigation will see if the department engages in discriminatory policing, …

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Department of Justice Issues Guidance On Post-Election Audits

DOJ

The Department of Justice on Wednesday released guidance for states that are conducting post-election audits. “The guidances issued today describe certain federal laws that help ensure free, fair, and secure elections,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland. “Where violations of such laws occur, the Justice Department will not hesitate to act.” …

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