The Voting Rights Act in Winter: The Death of a Superstatute

Author:Guy-Uriel E. Charles & Luis Fuentes-Rohwer
Position::Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law, Duke Law School/Professor of Law and Harry T. Ice Fellow, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

The Voting Rights Act ("VRA"), the most successful civil rights statute in American history, is dying. In the recent Shelby County decision, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled that the anti-discrimination model, long understood as the basis for the VRA as originally enacted, is no longer the best way to understand today's voting rights questions. As a result, voting rights activists need to face up... (see full summary)

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