For those following today’s hearings, I have an editorial today in the National Journal. It notes the continuities between the VRAA’s enforcement strategy and that used in other regulatory arenas, something I’ve written about in the past. It also draws upon Ellen Katz’s great piece on Section 5 enforcement in South Carolina.
Thanks to Rick for inviting me to serve as a regular contributor at the Election Law Blog!
An excerpt: “A recent court action against Texas is important, but it should not fool us into believing that existing laws are sufficient to protect voting rights. Indeed, the central lesson from Texas is that Congress must update the Voting Rights Act.”