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By Daniel McCool, Susan M. Olson, Jennifer L. Robinson

ISBN-10: 0521839831

ISBN-13: 9780521839839

The proper to vote is the root of democratic executive; all different guidelines are derived from it. The heritage of balloting rights in the United States has been characterised through a steady enlargement of the franchise. American Indians are an incredible a part of that tale yet have confronted a protracted conflict to realize the franchise. probably the most vital instruments wielded via advocates of minority balloting rights has been the vote casting Rights Act. This publication explains the background and growth of Indian balloting rights, with an emphasis on seventy situations according to the balloting Rights Act and/or the equivalent security Clause. The authors describe the fight to acquire Indian citizenship and the fundamental correct to vote, then research the situations introduced below the vote casting Rights Act, together with 3 case stories. the ultimate chapters investigate the political effect of those situations and the function of yankee Indians in modern politics.

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7 percent (Davidson 1992, 13). The civil rights movement that emerged in the mid-1950s generated political pressure for greater federal protection of voting rights. S. Commission on Civil Rights and authorized it to investigate allegations of deprivation of the right to vote on account of color, race, religion, or national origin (§101 and §104). S. attorney general to bring civil actions to prevent such interference. This provision was strengthened modestly in the Civil Rights Acts of 1960 and 1964 but without great effect, since challenges to discriminatory voting practices required case-by-case litigation (Laney 2003, 8).

S. 3 4 A growing empirical literature attempts to address this issue (see Cameron, Epstein, and O’Halloran 1996; Lublin 1998; Canon 1999; Epstein and O’Halloran 1999a, 1999b; Lublin and Voss 2000; Groffman, Handley, and Lublin 2001). A simple summary of several of these cases appears in Stephenson (2004, 264–74). One line of academic commentaries focuses on proper interpretation of the VRA and its interaction with the Court’s interpretation of the Equal Protection Clause since Shaw v. , Kousser 1999; Ely 2002; Karlan 2002; Pildes 2002; Issacharoff 2004).

This section describes the organizations mainly responsible for bringing Indian voting rights cases. S. Department of Justice, and the Voting Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Both of these groups are very active in VRA cases on behalf of other racial and ethnic minorities as well. 8 Moreover, some Indian organizations that once litigated voting rights cases have not done so in recent years. The Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department The VRA explicitly gives the attorney general a litigative role in enforcing the law against jurisdictions that are not in compliance, especially under the nationally applicable Section 2.

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