The most fundamental right : contrasting perspectives on the by Daniel McCool PDF

By Daniel McCool

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ISBN-13: 9780253001924

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ISBN-13: 9780253007100

Passed in 1965 in the course of the top of the Civil Rights circulate, the vote casting Rights Act (VRA) replaced the face of the yank voters, dramatically expanding minority balloting, in particular within the South. whereas parts of the Act are everlasting, convinced provisions have been set to run out in 2007. Reauthorization of those provisions glided by a large margin in the home, and unanimously within the Senate, however the lopsided tally concealed a deep and transforming into clash. the main primary correct is an attempt to appreciate the talk over the Act and its function in modern American democracy. Is the VRA the cornerstone of civil rights legislation that forestalls unfair vote casting practices, or is it an anachronism that now not serves American democracy? Divided into 3 sections, the publication makes use of a point/counterpoint method. part 1 explains the criminal and political context of the Act, supplying very important history for what follows; part 2 pairs 3 debates referring to particular provisions or functions of the Act; whereas part three bargains commentaries at the earlier chapters from lawyers with greatly divergent viewpoints.

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Election Law Journal 9, no. 3 (2010): pp. 203–10. 86. House Report, pp. 3–4, 7. 87. There are forty-three names on the witness list; Abigail Thernstrom appeared twice. Some of the Senate witnesses, such as Laughlin McDonald, also appeared as witnesses before the House Committee. Senate Report, pp. 2–3. 32 Da n i e l McCool 88. S. , 2nd sess. Congressional Record, H5143. Quoting Congressman James Sensenbrenner, Jr. 89. HR 9, introduced May 2, 2006. Fannie Lou Hamer was the leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the 1964 Democratic Convention.

S. S. Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. May 2006; Thernstrom, Voting Rights – and Wrongs. 65. ” Newsweek, October 10, 2005, p. 70. 66. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Oversight Hearings on the Voting Rights Act, 109th Cong. , October 25, 2005. Testimony of Edward Blum. 67. Thernstrom, Voting Rights – and Wrongs, p. 202. 68. S. Commission on Civil Rights, “Voting Rights Enforcement and Reauthorization,” p. 13. 69. ” October 5, 2005. Published by the American Enterprise Institute.

64. Thernstrom, Whose Votes Count? p. 235. S. S. S. Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. May 2006; Thernstrom, Voting Rights – and Wrongs. 65. ” Newsweek, October 10, 2005, p. 70. 66. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Oversight Hearings on the Voting Rights Act, 109th Cong. , October 25, 2005. Testimony of Edward Blum. 67. Thernstrom, Voting Rights – and Wrongs, p. 202. 68. S. Commission on Civil Rights, “Voting Rights Enforcement and Reauthorization,” p. 13. 69.

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