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Statement of Laurel G. Bellows, president, American Bar Association, regarding the Supreme Court decision in ‘Shelby County v. Holder’

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Statement of Laurel G. Bellows, president, American Bar Association, regarding the Supreme Court decision in ‘Shelby County v. Holder’

By Daniel Buchanan

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2013 — Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder, American Bar Association President Laurel G. Bellows today released a statement.

“In a democracy, there is no more fundamental right than the right to vote. The American Bar Association’s bipartisan Standing Committee on Election Law, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities and other groups are committed to voter protection and unimpeded access to polls. Through their efforts — and in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder — the ABA will continue its programs, policy development and advocacy to help ensure that the nation’s election laws are legally sound and permit the broadest, least restrictive access by Americans to the ballot box.”

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