Commissioner Gail Heriot Statement and Rebuttal in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States

21 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2018

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Gail L. Heriot

University of San Diego School of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

On September 12, 2018, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a report entitled “An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States.” This Statement was part of that report. It argues, among other things, that the Commission’s report is too one-sided and fails to recognized tradeoffs between encouraging the participation of voters and discouraging voting by individuals who are not entitled to vote.

Keywords: voting rights, elections, preclearance, Shelby County v. Holder, disfranchisement, voter ID, felon voting.

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Heriot, Gail L., Commissioner Gail Heriot Statement and Rebuttal in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States (2018). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-361. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3249121 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3249121

Gail L. Heriot (Contact Author)

University of San Diego School of Law ( email )

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
United States

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