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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
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.