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Judge schedules hearing in Alaska Native voting rights lawsuit

A federal judge will hear arguments this Thursday in an Alaska Native voting rights lawsuit.

Alaska Natives are suing to block the state from implementing a redistricting plan. They say the plan should be approved by the Department of Justice.

The state counters that it should be allowed to move forward with the plan while it awaits "preclearance" from DOJ. A disruption now could upset the 2012 election cycle, according to the state.

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