Lemonade from Lemons: Can Advocates Convert Bush v. Gore into a Vehicle for Reform?
Steven J. Mulroy
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
August 10, 2011
Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law Policy, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2002
University of Memphis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 106
In this Article, Steven Mulroy reviews the litigation challenging outmoded voting machine systems under the Equal Protection Clause, using the language in the Supreme Court’s Bush v. Gore decision requiring equal weight given to equal votes in various parts of a state. He examines whether Bush v. Gore actually applies to the factual situations presented by these cases, or whether it is more properly limited very narrowly by its facts. Assuming that it applies, he explores whether plaintiffs need to prove discriminatory intent, and what the proper constitutional standard of review should be.
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Date posted: August 10, 2011