The most fundamental right : contrasting perspectives on the Voting Rights Act /
Passed in 1965 during the height of the Civil Rights movement, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) changed the face of the American electorate, dramatically increasing minority voting, especially in the South. While portions of the Act are permanent, certain provisions were set to expire in 2007. Reauthoriz...
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Table of Contents:
- Meaningful votes / Daniel McCool
- The constitutional foundations of the "preclearance" process : how section 5 of the Voting Rights Act was enforced, 1965-2005 / Peyton McCrary
- Influence district and the courts : a concept in need of clarity / Richard L. Engstrom
- The Bull Connor is dead myth : or why we need strong, effectively enforced voting rights laws / Laughlin McDonald
- Bull Connor is long dead : let's move on / Abigail Thernstrom
- The Voting Rights Act in South Dakota : one litigator's perspective on reauthorization / Bryan L. Sells
- Realistic expectations : South Dakota's experience with the Voting Rights Act / Chris Nelson
- The continuing need for the language-assistance provisions of the Voting Rights Act / James Thomas Tucker
- Policy and constitutional objections to section 203 of the Voting Rights Act / Roger Clegg
- After NAMUDNO : the shape of future litigation / Edward Blum
- Looking backward to and forward from the 2006 Voting Rights Act reauthorization / Debo P. Adegbile