Definitions

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  • n. A procedure to arrange for clearing customs or immigration in advance
  • n. Advance approval by a federal court or the Department of Justice for changes to voting regulations in certain states under the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Etymologies

pre- +‎ clearance (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • States and localities covered by Section 5 must obtain preclearance from the United States Department of Justice or the United States District Court for the District of Columbia before implementing new redistricting plans.

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  • An additional idea some tax lawyers favor is known as "preclearance."

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  • Since Arizona, Alaska, and Virginia are covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, they must obtain preclearance from either the Justice Department or the U.S.

    Changing Census, Changing America

  • Critics of the law call the preclearance requirement a unique federal intrusion on state sovereignty and a badge of shame for the affected jurisdictions that is no longer justified.

    The Supreme Court hopes to kill the Voting Rights Act

  • The state's redistricting plans cannot be legally enforced until either the Justice Department or the panel of judges in Washington certifies that maps comply with the Voting Rights Act, a requirement known as preclearance.

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  • Texas is covered by the so-called preclearance requirement for its electoral changes.

    The Seattle Times

  • The minority groups, as well as the Obama administration, say such an outcome is strictly forbidden by the Voting Rights Act and would, in essence, eviscerate the law's most potent weapon, the advance approval requirement, also known as preclearance.

    News

  • The so-called preclearance by DOJ is required in Texas and other jurisdictions covered by the Voting Rights Act.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • But the minority groups, as well as the Obama administration, say such an outcome is strictly forbidden by the Voting Rights Act and would, in essence, eviscerate the law's most potent weapon, its Section 5 requirement of advance approval, also known as preclearance.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • This provision is known as the preclearance provision, and it was included to stop nine states - most of which are in the South - from discriminating at the polls by making changes that could water down minority participation.

    Black America Web

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