The Fourteenth Amendment: The 'Right' to Vote, and the Understanding of the Thirty-Ninth Congress

55 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2011 Last revised: 30 Dec 2014

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William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: September 16, 2011

Abstract

An examination of the Fourteenth Amendment’s legislative history is juxtaposed with Justice Harlan’s steadfast conclusion that such history reveals states’ right to set voting requirements.

Keywords: Fourteenth Amendment, voting rights

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Van Alstyne, William W., The Fourteenth Amendment: The 'Right' to Vote, and the Understanding of the Thirty-Ninth Congress (September 16, 2011). Supreme Court Review, Vol. 1965, p. 33, 1965, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-138, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1928611

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