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State of North Carolina legislative and Congressional redistricting plans receive preclearance from the Department of Justice

Clients State of North Carolina

Jones Day successfully represented the State of North Carolina in preclearance proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, a covered jurisdiction may not implement a redistricting plan unless it is precleared by the Justice Department or District Court. Jones Day submitted North Carolina's legislative and Congressional redistricting plans to the Justice Department for administrative preclearance and simultaneously filed a declaratory judgment action in the District Court. In November 2011, the Justice Department announced that it had precleared the plans. Because the plans had been administratively precleared, the parties voluntarily dismissed the court proceeding.

North Carolina v. Holder, No. 1:11-cv-01592 (D.D.C.)