Bloomberg Law
Feb. 17, 2021, 12:31 AM

U.S. Under Biden Vague in Position Shift in Arizona Voting Case

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

The Biden administration shifted its position at the Supreme Court in a voting-rights case from Arizona, but notably it still agrees with the Trump administration’s bottom line.

In a letter filed at the high court on Tuesday, the Justice Department said it still thinks the state didn’t violate the Voting Rights Act, but it now disagrees with the reasoning from its prior brief filed during Donald Trump’s presidency.

The department declined to explain why.

With oral argument in the case coming March 2, it said, “the most appropriate course under the circumstances is to notify the Court that the previously ...

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