Author Archives: Professors of Color

Voting Rights Disclosure

Spencer Overton, Voting Rights Disclosure, 127 Harv. L. Rev. F. 19 (2013). Abstract:  In “Beyond the Discrimination Model On Voting,” 127 Harvard Law Review 95 (2013), Professor Samuel Issacharoff proposes that Congress turn away from what he considers the outdated and … Continue reading

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The Constitutional Structure of Voting Rights Enforcement

Franita Tolson, The Constitutional Structure of Voting Rights Enforcement (2013) (forthcoming Washington Law Review), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2303155. Abstract:  Scholars and courts have hotly debated whether the preclearance regime of the Voting Rights Act is constitutional under the Reconstruction Amendments, but in answering this … Continue reading

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Severability & Electoral Silver Linings after Shelby, Citizens United, and Bennett

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Severability & Electoral Silver Linings after Shelby, Citizens United, and Bennett, Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-11 (2013) available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2322180. Abstract:  This short essay addresses severability in recent U.S. Supreme Court cases about election law: Shelby County … Continue reading

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The Causal Context of Disparate Vote Denial

Janai S. Nelson, The Causal Context of Disparate Vote Denial, 54 B.C. L. Rev. 579 (2013). Abstract:  For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its amendments have remedied racial discrimination in the electoral process with unparalleled … Continue reading

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The SEC and Dark Political Money: An Historical Argument for Requiring Disclosure

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, The SEC and Dark Political Money: An Historical Argument for Requiring Disclosure, Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-16 (2013), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2282576. Abstract:  In traveling across the country to talk about the impact of the Supreme Court’s … Continue reading

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Campaign Disclosure in Direct Democracy

Michael S. Kang, Campaign Disclosure in Direct Democracy, 97 Minn. L. Rev. 1700 (2013). Abstract:  Not long ago, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor declared disclosure the “‘cornerstone’ to effective campaign finance reform,” but campaign disclosure laws now are under legal and … Continue reading

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Taking Opt-In Rights Seriously: What Knox v. SEIU Could Mean for Post-Citizens United Shareholder Rights

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Taking Opt-In Rights Seriously: What Knox v. SEIU Could Mean for Post-Citizens United Shareholder Rights, 74 Mont. L. Rev. 101 (2013). Abstract:  This article will explore the implications of the Supreme Court’s disparate treatment of similarly-situated, politically active corporations … Continue reading

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