Category Archives: Charles, Guy-Uriel

Guy-Uriel Charles (Duke University School of Law)

The Voting Rights Act in Winter: The Death of a Superstatute

Guy-Uriel E. Charles & Luis E. Fuentes-Rohwer, The Voting Rights Act in Winter: The Death of a Superstatute, Univ. Ind. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 278 (2014). Abstract:  The Voting Rights Act, the most successful civil rights statute in American history, is … Continue reading

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State’s Rights, Last Rites, and Voting Rights

Guy-Uriel E. Charles & Luis E. Fuentes-Rohwer, State’s Rights, Last Rites, and Voting Rights (2014) (forthcoming Nw. Univ. L. Rev.), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2377475. Abstract:  There are two ways to read the Court’s decision in Shelby County, as a minimalist decision and as a decision … Continue reading

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Corruption Temptation

Guy-Uriel E. Charles, Corruption Temptation (2013) (forthcoming Cal. L. Rev.), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2272189. Abstract:  This Commentary, forthcoming in the California Law Review, is a response to Larry Lessig’s Jorde Lecture, forthcoming in the same journal. I suggest that corruption is not the proper conceptual … Continue reading

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Mapping a Post-Shelby County Contingency Strategy

Guy-Uriel E. Charles & Luis E. Fuentes-Rohwer, Mapping a Post-Shelby County Contingency Strategy, 123 Yale L.J. Online 131 (2013). Abstract:  This Essay was written for the Yale Law Journal Online Symposium on the future of section 5 of the VRA after Shelby County v. … Continue reading

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Election Law in the American Political System

Guy-Uriel E. Charles & James A. Gardner, Election Law in the American Political System (2012). Book Summary:  This new Election Law casebook, published by Aspen, and suitable for use in law schools and political science departments, offers a distinct alternative to … Continue reading

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‘Not that Smart’: Sonia Sotomayor and the Construction of Merit

Guy-Uriel E. Charles, Daniel L. Chen & G. Mitu Gulati, ‘Not that Smart’: Sonia Sotomayor and the Construction of Merit (2011), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1907724. Abstract:  The appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court in 2009 was criticized as sacrificing merit on … Continue reading

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Race, Redistricting, and Representation

Guy-Uriel E. Charles, Race, Redistricting, and Representation,  68 Ohio St. L.J. 1185 (2007). Abstract:  This Essay, which was written for the Ohio State Law Journal’s symposium on Election Law and the Roberts Court, examines the Court’s decision in League of United Latin American Citizens … Continue reading

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