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The most fundamental right : contrasting perspectives on the Voting Rights Act

Author: Daniel McCool
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Passed in 1965 during the height of the Civil Rights movement, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) changed the face of the American electorate, dramatically increasing minority voting, especially in the South. While portions of the Act are permanent, certain provisions were set to expire in 2007. Reauthorization of these provisions passed by a wide margin in the House, and unanimously in the Senate, but the lopsided tally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel McCool
ISBN: 9780253001924 0253001927 9780253001948 0253001943
OCLC Number: 740630826
Notes: "The initial impetus for this book was a forum on voting rights at the University of Utah in 2006"--Page xi.
Description: xii, 404 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Meaningful votes / Daniel McCool --
The constitutional foundations of the "preclearance" process : how section 5 of the Voting Rights Act was enforced, 1965-2005 / Peyton McCrary --
Influence district and the courts : a concept in need of clarity / Richard L. Engstrom --
The Bull Connor is dead myth : or why we need strong, effectively enforced voting rights laws / Laughlin McDonald --
Bull Connor is long dead : let's move on / Abigail Thernstrom --
The Voting Rights Act in South Dakota : one litigator's perspective on reauthorization / Bryan L. Sells --
Realistic expectations : South Dakota's experience with the Voting Rights Act / Chris Nelson --
The continuing need for the language-assistance provisions of the Voting Rights Act / James Thomas Tucker --
Policy and constitutional objections to section 203 of the Voting Rights Act / Roger Clegg --
After NAMUDNO : the shape of future litigation / Edward Blum --
Looking backward to and forward from the 2006 Voting Rights Act reauthorization / Debo P. Adegbile.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel McCool.

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