Tag Archives: Fifteenth Amendment

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Harvard Law Review 95 (2013), Professor Samuel Issacharoff proposes that Congress turn away from what he considers the outdated and … Continue reading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 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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Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and the ‘Aggregate Powers’ of Congress over Elections

Gabriel J. Chin, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and the ‘Aggregate Powers’ of Congress over Elections, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper, No. 313 (2012). Abstract:  In NAMUDNO v. Holder, the Supreme Court suggested that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act … Continue reading

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Beyond the Super-Majority: Post-Adoption Ratification of the Equality Amendments

Gabriel J. Chin & Anjali Abraham, Beyond the Super-Majority: Post-Adoption Ratification of the Equality Amendments, 50 Ariz. L. Rev. 25 (2009). Abstract:  Although an amendment to the Constitution is effective when ratified by three-fourths of the States, the States in the Union at … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of the Minority: Jim Crow and the Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty

Gabriel J. Chin & Randy Wagner, The Tyranny of the Minority: Jim Crow and the Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty, 43 Harv. C.R.-C.L.L. Rev. 65 (2008). Abstract:  When analyzing the consequences of and remedies for discrimination against African Americans, courts and scholars characterize … Continue reading

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Reconstruction, Felon Disenfranchisement and the Right to Vote: Did the Fifteenth Amendment Repeal Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment?

Gabriel J. Chin, Reconstruction, Felon Disenfranchisement and the Right to Vote: Did the Fifteenth Amendment Repeal Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment?, 92 Geo. L.J. 259 (2004). Abstract:  Designed to promote African American suffrage, the second sentence of Section 2 of … Continue reading

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