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Democracy and Renewed Distrust: Equal Protection and the Evolving Judicial Conception of Politics

Bertrall L. Ross II, Democracy and Renewed Distrust: Equal Protection and the Evolving Judicial Conception of Politics, 101 Calif. L. Rev. 1565 (2013). Abstract:  Judicial interpretations of the Equal Protection Clause have undergone a major transformation over the last fifty … Continue reading

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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Harvard Law Review 95 (2013), Professor Samuel Issacharoff proposes that Congress turn away from what he considers the outdated and … Continue reading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 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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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 Representative Equality Principle: Disaggregating the Equal Protection Intent Standard

Bertrall L. Ross II, The Representative Equality Principle: Disaggregating the Equal Protection Intent Standard, 81 Fordham L. Rev. 101 (2012). Abstract:  Challenges under the Equal Protection Clause require proof of intentional discrimination. Though rarely questioned by legal scholars or the courts, that … Continue reading

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Barack Obama, Post-Racialism, and the New Politics of Triangulation

Terry Smith, Barack Obama, Post-Racialism, and the New Politics of Triangulation (2012). Book Summary:  This book examines black voters’ relationship to the political process and to the first black president in a prematurely post-racial America. Using interviews with members of the Congressional … Continue reading

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The Cost of the Vote: Poll Taxes, Voter Identification Laws, and the Price of Democracy

Atiba R. Ellis, The Cost of the Vote: Poll Taxes, Voter Identification Laws, and the Price of Democracy, 86 Denv. U. L. Rev. 1023 (2009). Abstract:  This article argues that photo identification laws represent a continuation of the use of … Continue reading

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