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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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Unteachable: Shelby County, Canonical Apostasies, and Ways Forward for the Voting Rights Act

Kareem U. Crayton and Terry Smith, Unteachable:  Shelby County, Canonical Apostasies, and Ways Forward for the Voting Rights Act (2013), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2361495. Abstract:  In this paper, we analyze the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, which … 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Harvard Law Review 95 (2013), Professor Samuel Issacharoff proposes that Congress turn away from what he considers the outdated and … Continue reading

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Severability & Electoral Silver Linings after Shelby, Citizens United, and Bennett

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Severability & Electoral Silver Linings after Shelby, Citizens United, and Bennett, Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-11 (2013) available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2322180. Abstract:  This short essay addresses severability in recent U.S. Supreme Court cases about election law: Shelby County … 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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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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