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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

Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-11

14 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2013 Last revised: 1 Jul 2015

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Stetson University - College of Law

Date Written: September 7, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Torres-Spelliscy, Ciara, Electoral Silver Linings after Shelby, Citizens United, and Bennett (September 7, 2013). 17 Berkeley J. Afr.-Am. L. & Pol'y 103; Touro Journal of Race, Gender & Ethnicity, 2015; Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2322180 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2322180

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy (Contact Author)

Stetson University - College of Law ( email )

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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