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Top Biden DOJ Noms Vow Department Will Play A ‘Big Role’ On Protecting Right To Vote

UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Vanita Gupta, nominee for associate attorney general, testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Lisa Monaco, nominee fo... UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Vanita Gupta, nominee for associate attorney general, testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Lisa Monaco, nominee for deputy attorney general, also testified. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 9, 2021 5:08 p.m.

The civil rights lawyer that President Biden selected for the third highest position at the Justice Department acknowledged that a 2013 Supreme Court ruling gutting the Voting Rights Act had “devastated” a key tool for DOJ enforcement of the law. But, she said, even with the law hobbled, it was “incumbent on the Justice Department to ensure that all eligible Americans are able to exercise their right to vote.”

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