The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rescheduled for Dec. 3 a hearing on Noxubee County Democratic Party Chairman Ike Brown's appeal of a decision that he violated the rights of the county's white voters.
The case originally was set for this week. Brown had asked for delay until after the election.
The Justice Department accused Brown of trying to limit whites' participation in local elections in violation of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, written to protect racial minorities when Southern states strictly enforced segregation.
A federal judge in Mississippi sided with the Justice Department in 2007.