“The Supreme Court’s Gerrymandering Conundrum: Did Alabama legislators redraw district lines to hurt Democrats or to disenfranchise black voters?”

I have written this new piece for Slate.  It begins: As Democrats struggled last week to salvage control of the Senate, they pushed to get as many black voters to the polls as possible, especially in the South. It’s no wonder: … Continue reading

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“Uncounted Votes The Racially Discriminatory Effects of Provisional Ballots”

New report from the Center for American Progress. From the emailed press release: RELEASE: The Racially Discriminatory Effects of Provisional Ballots Washington, D.C. — One week ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, much has been made of the new, more suppressive … Continue reading

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“Shelby and Section 3: Pulling the Voting Rights Act’s Pocket Trigger to Protect Voting Rights After Shelby County v. Holder”

Paul Wiley has written this very (and timely, given Texas) important student note for the Washington and Lee Law Review. From the Introduction: One of those portions of the Voting Rights Act that remained untouched by Shelby County is § 3(c)15—the “bail-in” … Continue reading

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