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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Opinion Analysis: A Small Victory for Minority Voters, or a Case with “Profound” Constitutional Implications?

[cross-posted at SCOTUSBlog.] It is easy to read the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama and Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama as a mostly inconsequential case giving a small, and perhaps only temporary, victory for minority voters in … Continue reading

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