Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, called the Ohio purges “a critical voting rights case” and said the department’s reversal is “the latest example of an agency whose leadership has lost its moral compass.”
“The law hasn’t changed since the department accurately told the court that Ohio’s voter purge was unlawful,” Clarke said in a statement. “The facts haven’t changed. Only the leadership of the department has changed. The Justice Department’s latest action opens the door for wide-scale unlawful purging of the voter registration rolls across our country.”
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