The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014: A Constitutional Response to Shelby County

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Gilda Daniels

University of Baltimore - School of Law

William Yeomans

American University, Washington College of Law, Students

Nicholas Stephanopoulos

University of Chicago Law School

Gabriel Jackson Chin

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Samuel R. Bagenstos

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: May 1, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Daniels, Gilda and Yeomans, William and Stephanopoulos, Nicholas and Chin, Gabriel Jackson and Bagenstos, Samuel R., The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014: A Constitutional Response to Shelby County (May 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2670644 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2670644

Gilda Daniels (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

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William Yeomans

American University, Washington College of Law, Students ( email )

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Nicholas Stephanopoulos

University of Chicago Law School ( email )

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Gabriel Jackson Chin

University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )

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Samuel R. Bagenstos

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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United States

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