May 14, 2009
Up the Ranks: In 1988, Salinas City Council hopeful Simón Salinas sued the city – using the Voting Rights Act – to hold district elections. He won the lawsuit, and the election, and was later elected to the County Board of Supervisors, where he currently serves, and state Assembly.
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The U.S. Supreme Court may strike a section of the Voting Rights Act intended to protect minority voters, in Monterey County and elsewhere, from discrimination. While considering a lawsuit filed by a Texas municipal utility ...