United States v. North Harris Montgomery Community College District (S.D. Tex. 2006)

On July 27, 2006, the United States filed a complaint against the North Harris Montgomery Community College District in Harris and Montgomery Counties, Texas, alleging a violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The complaint alleged that the district attempted to reschedule its trustee and bond election without obtaining the requisite determination under Section 5 that the change would be free of a retrogressive purpose and effect prior to implementing the change. The consent decree, which was entered by a three judge court on August 4, 2006, required the district to refrain from implementing any voting change without first obtaining either administrative or judicial preclearance pursuant to Section 5. The decree also required defendants to reschedule the cancelled election to November 7, 2006.

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Updated August 6, 2015

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