The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014: A Constitutional Response to Shelby County
22 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2015
Date Written: May 1, 2014
From the ACS blog: "In the Issue Brief, the five authors analyze the major elements of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (“VRAA”), bipartisan legislation that seeks to remedy some of the damage inflicted by last summer’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder. The Issue Brief examines the VRAA’s new coverage formula for preclearance, the expansion of the Section 3 bail-in remedy, the revision to the preliminary injunction standard for voting rights cases, and the provisions mandating public notice of changes to voting laws and procedures. The scholars conclude that these measures are valid exercises of congressional power and that the VRAA appropriately responds to the constitutional standards articulated by the Court in Shelby County and other relevant cases."
Keywords: Voting Rights Act, Shelby County, Voting Rights Amendment Act
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