South Dakota Federal Judge Declines To Dismiss Voting Discrimination Suit

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 10:35 AM EDT) -- RAPID CITY, S.C. — A federal judge in South Dakota on May 1 declined to dismiss a voting discrimination case brought by members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe against Jackson County, S.D., officials, saying that the plaintiffs had standing to bring the claims and had alleged sufficient facts supporting an injury-in-fact and discriminatory practice (Thomas Poor Bear, et al. v. The County of Jackson, et al., No. 14-5059, D. S.D.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57762).

(Opinion available. Document #96-150527-029Z.)

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