This case is now before the U.S. Supreme Courtt. How decided may affect how law in enforced in Monterey County.
In Austin, Texas, they wanted to move a polling place from a garage to an elementary school. Seems simple. They were told that they first had to get permission from the U.S. Justice Department Why? Because Section 5 of the Voting Right Act is imposed on Texas. Section 5 is also imposed on Monterey County. Justice Kennedy is considered to be the swing vote on the case. Kennedy tends to be skeptical of race conscious laws.
. This case will soon come up before the U.S. Supreme Court.