American Bar Association
Bar Association of San Francisco
Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities
Standing Committee on Election Law
Adopted by the House of Delegates
August 12-13, 2013
RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges the United States Congress to act expeditiously to preserve and protect voting rights by legislating a coverage formula setting forth the criteria by which jurisdictions shall or shall not be subject to Section 5 preclearance and/or by enacting other remedial amendments to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, including but not limited to, strengthening the litigation remedy available under Section 2, or expanding the “bail-in” provision under Section 3 (or some combination of these concepts), in response to Shelby County v. Holder.