The Justice Department has begun to ban career staff attorneys from weighing in on major Voting Rights Act cases, allowing political appointees to override any prior decisions. This alarming and unprecedented action comes at a time when our nations minority voting rights are being threatened, and concern is mounting over recent voting rights decisions in both Texas and Georgia. The Supreme Court will now consider the constitutionality of the 2003 Texas congressional map drawn by Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX).
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