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...reported. The lawsuit covered three census areas of Alaska, and the plaintiffs argued the state violated both the federal Voting Acts Right and the U.S. Constitution.The lawsuit was filed more than a year ago by Yup'ik speakers Mike Toyukuk...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-09-03-0
Judge: Alaska redistricting plan passes muster

...deviation was the only means available to meet the federal voting act requirements.But the U.S. Supreme Court in June found unconstitutional a provision of the federal Voting Rights Act that determines which states must get Justice...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-18/judge-alaska-redistricting-plan-pass
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Court decision seen as victory for state

...high court found unconstitutional a provision of the federal Voting Rights Act that determines which states must get Justice...deviation was the only means available to meet the federal voting act requirements.The board is gathering comments...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-25/court-decision-seen-as-victory-for-s
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High court orders redistricting plan be redrawn

...deviation was the only means available to meet the federal voting act requirements. The majority opinion, written...creating the correct number of districts needed to meet federal voting act requirements. When the board was ordered to take...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-12-28/high-court-orders-redistricting-plan
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Treadwell to run for U.S. Senate seat

...it harder to vote."Treadwell oversees elections in Alaska, and last year the state sued over provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act, which require states with a history of discrimination to get Justice Department approval for redistricting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-18/treadwell-to-run-for-us-senate-seat
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Begich addresses Legislature

...Alaska, particularly for Alaska Natives and other minority groups. The state last year sued over provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act, arguing, in part, that the requirement that the Justice Department approve redistricting plans or proposed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-03-04/begich-addresses-legislature
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Court orders redistricting plan be redrawn

...found that while compliance with a federal voting rights law takes precedence over...only means available to meet the federal voting act requirements. Because the...deficiencies were necessitated by the federal voting rights act. And, the decision...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-03-14/court-orders-redistricting-plan-be-r
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District 4, Linda Murphy: Borough must balance taxes, services

...Transition Team; United Nations Observer for Municipal Elections in Kosovo (2002); Member, Department of Defense Federal Voting Assistance Program Committee to review absentee voting options and procedures for members of the military serving...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/100310/pol_715376806.shtml
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