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EXTENSION OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT

OF 1965

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

OF THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS,
Wnited, States. Congress.
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY.

UNITED STATES SENATE

Senate,

NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION.,',

ON

S. 407, S. 903, S. 1297, S. 1409, and S. 1443

APRIL 8, 9, 10, 22, 29, 30, AND MAY 1, 1975

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1975

52-004

KF26
J837
1975

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi, Chairman JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska PHILIP A. HART, Michigan

HIRAM L. FONG, Hawali EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania BIRCH BAYH, Indiana

STROM THURMOND, South Carolina QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota CHARLES MCC. MATHIAS, JR., Maryland ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia

WILLIAM L. SCOTT, Virginia
JOHN V. TUNNEY, California
JAMES ABOUREZK, South Dakota

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

JOHN V. TUNNEY, California, Chairman JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska BIRCH BAYH, Indiana

HIRAM L. FONG, Hawali PHILIP A. HART, Michigan

STROM THURMOND, South Carolina JAMES ABOUREZK, South Dakota

JAND L. FRANK, Chief Counsel

MARSHALL GOLDBERG, Counsel
BEN F. Dixon IV, Research 488istant

LYDIA GRIEG, Chief Clerk

JOSEPH P. ALLEN, Clerk
GEORGE DOWNS, Sr., Editor

(II)

CONTENTS

HEARING DAYS

Tuesday, April 8, 1975

Wednesday, April 9, 1975.

Thursday, April 10, 1975.

Tuesday, April 22, 1975.

Tuesday, April 29, 1975.

Wednesday, April 30, 1975.

Thursday, May 1, 1975.

TESTIMONY

Opening statements:

Bayh, Hon. Birch, U.S. Senator from the State of Indiana.

Tunney, Hon. John V., U.S. Senator from the State of California,

chairman, Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights ----

Witnesses:

Allen, Hon. James B., U.S. Senator from the State of Alabama.

Benites, Joe, president, League of United Latin American Citizens;

accompanied by Antonio Morales, chairman, American G.I. Forum

of the United States; Manuel Fierro, president, National Congress

of Hispanic American Citizens; Richard Zazueta, director, SER-

Jobs for Progress; Gilberto Chaves, National Image, and Rafael

Moreno, Tejano Political Action Committee..

Castillo, Leonel, Controller for the city of Houston, Tex.--

Cotrell, Dr. Charles L., professor of Political Science, St. Mary's

University, San Antonio, Tex..

Flemming, Arthur S., chairman, United States Commission on Civil

Rights; accompanied by John A. Buggs, staff director; Lawrence B.

Glick, acting general counsel, and David H. Hunter, attorney and

commission staff member..

Glickstein, Howard A., director, Center for Civil Rights, University

of Notre Dame; accompanied by Dennis Mulshine, staff assistant..

Goldwater, Hon. Barry, U.S. Senator from the State of Arizona; ac-

companied by J. Terry Emerson, counsel.

Gravel, Hon. Mike, U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska.

Hart, Hon. Philip A., U.S. Senator from the State of Michigan..

Jordan, Hon. Barbara, a U.S. Representative from the State of

Texas..

Jordan, Vernon E., Jr., executive director, National Urban League,

Inca
Katzenbach, Nicholas De B., Executive Committee, Lawyers' Com-

mittee for Civil Rights Under Law...

Korbel, George, attorney at law..

Lewis, John, executive director, Voter Education Project, Inc.--.

Martinez, Vilma S., president and general counsel, Mexican American

Legal Defense and Educational Fund; accompanied by Tom Reston,

counsel, firm of Hogan and Hartson...

Mathias, Hon. Charles McC., Jr., U.S. Senator from the State of

Maryland.---

Mitchell, Clarence, director, Washington Bureau, National Associ-

ation for the Advancement of Colored People.

Morgan, Charles, Jr., director, Washington Office, American Civil

Liberties Union..

Parker, Frank R., assistant chief counsel, Mississippi office, Lawyers'

Committee for Civil Rights Under Law..

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