Category Archives: Fuentes-Rohwer, Luis

Luis Fuentes-Rohwer (Indiana University, Maurer 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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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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Is this the End of the Second Reconstruction?

Luis E. Fuentes-Rohwer, Is this the End of the Second Reconstruction?, 59 The Federal Lawyer 54 (2012). Abstract:  This Essay examines the recent turn in Justice Kennedy’s race jurisprudence. The shift is palpable, from a narrow and uncompromising approach to the use … Continue reading

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Judicial Activism and the Interpretation of the Voting Rights Act

Luis E. Fuentes-Rohwer, Judicial Activism and the Interpretation of the Voting Rights Act, 32 Cardozo L. Rev. 857 (2011). Abstract:  From the moment the U.S. Supreme Court first confronted the difficult constitutional questions at the heart of the Voting Rights Act, … Continue reading

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Looking for a Few Good Philosopher Kings: Political Gerrymandering as a Question of Institutional Competence

Luis E. Fuentes-Rohwer, Looking for a Few Good Philosopher Kings: Political Gerrymandering as a Question of Institutional Competence, 43 Conn. L. Rev. 1157 (2011). Abstract:  The redistricting season is about to begin in full swing, and with it will come renewed … Continue reading

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The Future of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in the Hands of a Conservative Court

Luis E. Fuentes-Rohwer, The Future of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in the Hands of a Conservative Court, 5 Duke J. Const. L. & Pub. Pol’y 125 (2010). Abstract:  This Essay argues that the future of the majority-minority district is … Continue reading

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