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Voting Rights Act preclearance provisions

Abigail Thernstrom of the Manhattan Institute has this article (PDF) in the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy on how Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act, which requires (some) localities to pre-clear changes in election rules to avoid adverse impact on minority voters, has evolved into something quite different from its original conception.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.