• In the past, the terms of the release agreements used in these cases have tended to create long challenges. The City of Boston and the Department of Justice have agreed on the issues outlined here and wish to cooperate in the future to ensure that citizens of the City of Boston with minorities of voting age have the same opportunity to participate in elections as other citizens of voting age, to the extent possible. • you have a class action or case with multiple posts requiring more than one standard release agreement; The parties may adapt these requirements by written agreement if there is reliable information that the actual need for language support at a given polling station is below or above these standards. A common assumption during the trial is that the lawyers first speak and then write the release agreement. Through a series of steps, the parties state their positions, make concessions and adjustments, reach an agreement and eventually conclude the agreement in writing. All lawyers have already been in this position. After spending all this time negotiating, you have finally reached an agreement, but you are spending the next four hours clarifying exactly what the parties meant. Considering that the City of Boston has denied the allegations of the Department of Justice and has committed to redouble its efforts to give the voters concerned equal access to the electoral process in linguistic minorities and to resolve any differences with the Department of Justice on how it has endeavoured to give the right to vote to the linguistic and minority groups in the city covered, and initiated discussions and negotiations with the Ministry of Justice with a view to reaching an agreement on improvements that the city could make to convince the Ministry of Justice that the city`s electoral practices and procedures apply to citizens of minority language groups covered in the same way as Anglophones, as provided for in the Voting Rights Act; and 25. The Parties to this Agreement recognize that regular and ongoing cooperation and reassessment may be necessary to provide the most effective and effective bilingual electoral program. The City of Boston therefore agrees to evaluate each bilingual program after each election (for example. B after the 2005 primaries) to determine which aspects of these programmes are working well, whether the aspects need to be improved and, if improvements are needed, to address them. The Department of Justice is available to meet with the City of Boston after each election, exchange information it receives from its federal auditors, and help the City of Boston evaluate its bilingual election platform ongoing. .

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