Severability & Electoral Silver Linings after Shelby, Citizens United, and Bennett
Stetson University - College of Law
September 7, 2013
Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-11
This short essay addresses severability in recent U.S. Supreme Court cases about election law: Shelby Co. v. Holder, Citizens United v. FEC and Arizona Free Enter. Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett. The glass is actually half full because the high court tends to leave most of the laws they are reviewing intact.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: supreme court, SCOTUS, litigation, severability, democracy, election, election law, campaign finance, VRA, voting rightsworking papers series
Date posted: September 8, 2013 ; Last revised: November 21, 2013
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