Electoral Silver Linings after Shelby, Citizens United, and Bennett
17 Berkeley J. Afr.-Am. L. & Pol'y 103
Touro Journal of Race, Gender & Ethnicity, 2015
14 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2013 Last revised: 1 Jul 2015
Date Written: September 7, 2013
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.
Keywords: supreme court, SCOTUS, litigation, severability, democracy, election, election law, campaign finance, VRA, voting rights act, bail in
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