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Opinion
Editorial: Racial injustice in South Dakota


"A federal appeals court has reinstated a Native American voting-rights lawsuit against the city of Martin, with two key points:

# It's clear from "the absence of Native American aldermen, combined with evidence of racially polarized voting" that there are problems.

# If districts need to be redrawn, "the city should get a chance to do so."

Both points make perfect sense."

Get the Story:
Editorial: City of Martin must fix its racial injustice (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 5/14)

Court Decision:
Pearl Cottier v. Martin (May 5, 2006)

Case Documents:
Pearl Cottier v. City of Martin (8th Circuit Court of Appeals)

Relevant Links:
American Civil Liberties Union of the Dakotas - http://www.acludakotas.org

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