Category Archives: Crayton, Kareem

Kareem U. Crayton (University of North Carolina School of Law)

Unteachable: Shelby County, Canonical Apostasies, and Ways Forward for the Voting Rights Act

Kareem U. Crayton and Terry Smith, Unteachable:  Shelby County, Canonical Apostasies, and Ways Forward for the Voting Rights Act (2013), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2361495. Abstract:  In this paper, we analyze the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, which … Continue reading

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Sword, Shield, and Compass: The Uses and Misuses of Racially Polarized Voting Studies in Voting Rights Enforcement

Kareem U. Crayton, Sword, Shield, and Compass: The Uses and Misuses of Racially Polarized Voting Studies in Voting Rights Enforcement, 64 Rutgers L. Rev. 973 (2012). Abstract:  This article addresses the multiple functions of racially polarized voting (RPV) studies, an essential … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of the Congressional Black Caucus

Kareem U. Crayton, The Changing Face of the Congressional Black Caucus, 19 S. Cal. Interdisc. L.J. 473 (2010). Abstract:  As one of the oldest informal networks in the House of Representatives, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has more than tripled in … Continue reading

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Reinventing Voting Rights Preclearance

Kareem U. Crayton, Reinventing Voting Rights Preclearance, 44 Ind. L. Rev. 201 (2010). Abstract:  The preclearance regime is a system by which the administration ensures that state and local jurisdictions, which have a history of government-ratified discrimination, abide by the Fifteenth … Continue reading

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You May Not Get There with Me: Obama and the Black Political Establishment

Kareem U. Crayton, You May Not Get There with Me: Obama and the Black Political Establishment, in Barack Obama and African American Empowerment: The Rise of Black America’s New Leadership 195 (Manning Marable & Kristen Clarke eds., 2009). Abstract:  According to … Continue reading

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Beat ‘Em or Join ‘Em? White Voters and Black Candidates in Majority-Black Districts

Kareem U. Crayton, Beat ‘Em or Join ‘Em? White Voters and Black Candidates in Majority-Black Districts, 58 Syracuse L. Rev. 547 (2008). Abstract:  In Shaw v. Wilson, the United States Supreme Court addressed the “racial redistricting” policy, which uses race as … Continue reading

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Interactive Pre-Clearance Development

Kareem U. Crayton, Interactive Pre-Clearance Development, 27 St. Louis Pub. L. Rev. 319 (2008). Abstract:  The Voting Rights Act was enacted to guarantee constitutional rights to racial equality under the Fifteenth Amendment. Under Section Five of the Voting Rights Act, certain … Continue reading

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