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Weekend Review

On Friday the  Supreme Court granted cert in a Voting Rights Act case from the D.C. Circuit, Shelby County v. Holder.  The grant came three days after the general election and three years after the Supreme Court raised, in the words of Judge Tatel’s majority opinion, “serious questions about the continued constitutionality of section 5.” Continue reading


D.C. Circuit Forces State Department’s Hand on Foreign Terrorist Organization Designation

In a per curiam opinion issued today [pdf], the D.C. Circuit ordered the Secretary of State to act within four months on a petition of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, which seeks the revocation of its designation as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Continue reading