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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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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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How Much is an Ambassadorship? And the Tale of How Watergate Led to a Strong Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and a Weak Federal Election Campaign Act

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, How Much is an Ambassadorship? And the Tale of How Watergate Led to a Strong Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and a Weak Federal Election Campaign Act, 16 Chap. L. Rev. 1 (2012). Abstract:  When White House Counsel John … 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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Senator Edward Kennedy: A Lion for Voting Rights

Gilda R. Daniels, Senator Edward Kennedy: A Lion for Voting Rights, 14 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol’y 415 (2011). Abstract:  Senator Edward Kennedy was considered the Lion of the United States Senate. He was also a Lion for civil rights, … 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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Making History: Race, Gender, and the Media in the 2008 Elections

Janai S. Nelson, Symposium Foreword – Making History: Race, Gender, and the Media in the 2008 Elections (2009), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1629875. Abstract:  The 2008 elections abound with historic milestones. Never before has a Black candidate been elected to lead a non-Black majority nation. … Continue reading

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