Ed Blum Hints He’ll Be Done After Trying to Knock Out Affirmative Action, Voting Rights Act, and One Person, One Vote

TPM: Evenwel v. Abbott is the culmination of Blum’s decades long effort to take on racially-influenced redistricting, having failed twice before with “one person, one vote” cases that stopped at the Supreme Court’s doorstep. It is expected to be heard … Continue reading

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“The Man Behind the Newest Supreme Court Voting Case; Justices agree to review ‘one person, one vote’ doctrine in Texas redistricting case. “

Tony Mauro Edward Blum, the mastermind behind successful U.S. Supreme Court challenges to affirmative action and the federal Voting Rights Act, has done it again—this time, in a case that could reshape the way voting districts are drawn nationwide. … Continue reading

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In Never-Ending Texas Redistricting Litigation, Supplemental Briefs on Alabama Racial Gerrymandering Case

Via the indispensable Election Law @ Moritz: Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Memorandum (filed 4/20/15) Affidavit Perez and NAACP’s Supplemental Brief (filed 4/20/15) USA’s Advisory to the Court (filed 4/20/15) Quesda’s Supplemental Brief (filed 4/20/15) MALC’s Brief (filed 4/20/15) Congressperson’s Brief (filed 4/20/15) … Continue reading

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“Language Accommodations and Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act: Reporting Requirements as a Potential Solution to the Compliance Gap”

Matthew Higgins has written this excellent student note for the Stanford Law Review.  Here is the abstract: Certain voters with limited English proficiency (LEP) are afforded affirmative accommodations under section 203 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Section 203’s provisions, … Continue reading

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