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Voting Rights Lawsuits

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Voting Rights Lawsuits

Voting Rights Lawsuits

Voting Rights Lawsuits

Only Available in Archive Formats.

The U.S. Department of Justice is pursuing five lawsuits stemming from voting irregularities during the 2000 presidential election. But some critics believe the action is politically motivated and won't do much to solve the problems. Tavis Smiley talks to Barbara Arnwine, Executive Director of the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, who's one of those critics, and to John Lott, a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, who defends the Justice Department's action.