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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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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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Voting as Veto

Michael S. Kang, Voting as Veto, 108 Mich. L. Rev. 1221 (2010). Abstract:  This Article introduces an alternate conception of voting as veto – based on “negative preferences” against a voter’s least preferred outcomes – that enriches voting theory and practice … Continue reading

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Fair Measure of the Right to Vote: A Comparative Perspective on Voting Rights Enforcement in a Maturing Democracy

Janai S. Nelson, Fair Measure of the Right to Vote: A Comparative Perspective on Voting Rights Enforcement in a Maturing Democracy, 18 Cardozo J. Int’l & Comp. L. 425 (2010). Abstract:  Fair measure of a constitutional norm requires that we consider … 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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A Black Party? Timmons, Black Backlash and the Endangered Two-Party Paradigm

Terry Smith, A Black Party? Timmons , Black Backlash and the Endangered Two-Party Paradigm, 48 Duke. L .J. 1 (1998). Abstract:  In a pair of 1997 electoral decisions, the Supreme Court decided that Minnesota could prohibit fusion candidacies in the interest … Continue reading

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