The Future of the Voting Rights Act (edited book)
Richard H. Pildes
New York University School of Law
THE FUTURE OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT, David Epstein, Richard H. Pildes, Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Sharyn O'Halloran, eds., Russell Sage Foundation, September 2006
Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper
New York University Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 06-28
This is the most comprehensive book on the Voting Rights Act published in the last 20 years. The 15 chapters include empirical and historical studies of how the Act has worked since first adopted in 1965; chapters on applying the Act to emerging new issues, such as those involving Hispanic and Native American voters; policy analyses of how Congress and the courts might best adapt the Act in the coming years; and legal analyses about whether parts of the Act are at risk of being held unconstitutional today. Congress recently renewed parts of the Act; already, litigation has been brought asserting that the renewed Act is unconstitutional. This book directly addresses the issues that will determine whether the Supreme Court is likely to find the renewed Act constitutional and what the future of voting rights legislation ought to be. Contributors include leading academic experts on the Act from political science and law, along with others experienced in working with the Act.
Keywords: Voting Rights, Democracy, Civil Rights, Minority Rights, Equal ProtectionAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 11, 2006
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