Definitions

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  • n. One who has not yet reached a "clear" state (in which they are free from engrams).

Etymologies

pre- +‎ clear (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Look for them to encourage the Obama Justice Department to slow-walk or block redistricting plans submitted to it by the 14 states covered in whole or in part by the Voting Rights Act. This law requires those states to "preclear" their new maps with either the Justice Department or the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Next Year

  • Section 5 requires authorities to "preclear" changes in election procedures to ensure that minority voters are protected.

    Supreme Court Avoids Voting-Rights Act Fight

  • Most jurisdictions submit voting changes to the DOJ which has sixty days to review and decide either that a given change is not discriminatory and approve or "preclear" it or that the change is discriminatory and disapprove or "object to" it.

    Race and Redistricting: Myths, Truths, and Facts

  • By requiring certain state and local governments to "preclear" changes in election procedures, Section 5 aimed to stop that practice.

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  • Under Section 5 of the Act, certain states and local governments with a history of discrimination must "preclear" with the Department of Justice or with a federal court any changes to their election laws or procedures.

    Democratic National Committee

  • Similarly, Section 5 of the VRA requires voting districts who have historically engaged in discrimination to "preclear" any new voting rules with a federal court or the Department of Justice.

    Center for American Progress Action Fund

  • "The PC "preclear," a beginning Scientologist was on Mars without a body 469,476,600 years ago, creating havoc, destroying a bridge and buildings.

    What I would have asked about

  • Before renewing the Act, Congress held 21 hearings, interviewed more than 90 witnesses, and found that jurisdictions required to preclear had engaged in thousands of discriminatory electoral practices between 1982 and 2006.

    David Gans: Shelby County v. Holder: Oral Argument Preview

  • Similarly, Section 5 of the VRA requires voting districts who have historically engaged in discrimination to “preclear” any new voting rules with a federal court or the Department of Justice.

    Wonk Room » The Supreme Court Term In Review, Part III: Anti-Discrimination

  • The State of Texas filed suit in D.C., trying to "preclear" its maps as required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

    Lou Dubose: The Supreme Court and the Texas Gerrymander

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