Latinos And The Voting Rights Act

Author: Henry Flores
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739190466
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This book explores congressional redistricting, the relevance of the Voting Rights Act, and the legal concept of racial purpose, focusing on the role race and racism played in the Texas redistricting process and the state’s 2011Voter Identification Law. The author makes a case for the use of mixed-methods research techniques in litigation research.

Voting Rights And Wrongs

Author: Abigail M. Thernstrom
Editor: Aei Pr
ISBN: 9780844742724
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In Voting Rights-and Wrongs: The Elusive Quest for Racially Fair Elections, Abigail Thernstrom explores the complex issues raised by the Voting Rights Act today. Thernstrom celebrates the landmark 1965 law that opened southern voting booths to African Americans-while challenging its evolution into a tool to create a racially fair distribution of political power. Federal law now requires states to draw majority-minority legislative districts, giving minority voters a uniquely sheltered status. Color-conscious policies were morally justified when the only alternative was the perpetuation of all-white or overwhelmingly white legislatures. Today, such race-conscious districting may create less-rather than more-integrated politics.

Renewing The Temporary Provisions Of The Voting Rights Act Legislative Options After Lulac V Perry Hearing

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Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781422323472
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Voting Rights And Election Law

Author: Michael Dimino
Editor: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1422426890
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The Paradox Of Representation

Author: David Lublin
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691010106
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Political scientist David Lublin offers an unprecedented analysis of a vast range of rigorous, empirical evidence that exposes the central paradox of racial representaton. Lublin's evidence, together with policy recommendations for improving minority representation will make observers of the political scene reconsider the avenues to fair representation.

Along Racial Lines

Author: David M. Hudson
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820439228
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Along Racial Lines fully explores the legislative and legal history, scope, impact, and implications of voting rights law in the United States, David Michael Hudson examines the history, of minority elective franchise since the Constitution, explaining legislative changes while focusing on the actions and impacts of the courts. The work concentrates on court interpretations of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its amendments. To give readers a greater understanding of the effects of the act, the author plunges deeply into the history, society, and lives of three communities, representing each of three major American minority groups. The story of Dallas, Texas, tells of the struggle of blacks for representation in city government The story of Dade County, Florida, depicts the power of voter participation as Hispanic immigrants assumed political control. Finally, the history of the Navajo Reservation in Arizona portrays enhancements to the political influence of the largest Native American tribe in North America.

Latino Politics En Ciencia Pol Tica

Author: Tony Affigne
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814763871
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More than 53 million Latinos now constitute the largest, fastest-growing, and most diverse minority group in the United States, and the nation’s political future may well be shaped by Latinos’ continuing political incorporation. In the 2012 election, Latinos proved to be a critical voting bloc in both Presidential and Congressional races; this demographic will only become more important in future American elections. Using new evidence from the largest-ever scientific survey addressed exclusively to Latino/Hispanic respondents, Latino Politics en Ciencia Política explores political diversity within the Latino community, considering how intra-community differences influence political behavior and policy preferences. The editors and contributors, all noted scholars of race and politics, examine key issues of Latino politics in the contemporary United States: Latino/a identities (latinidad), transnationalism, acculturation, political community, and racial consciousness. The book contextualizes today’s research within the history of Latino political studies, from the field’s beginnings to the present, explaining how systematic analysis of Latino political behavior has over time become integral to the study of political science. Latino Politics en Ciencia Política is thus an ideal text for learning both the state of the field today, and key dimensions of Latino political attitudes. Instructor's Guide

Election Law And Litigation

Author: Edward B. Foley
Editor: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454847662
Size: 11,19 MB
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This casebook offers a student-friendly, practical approach with carefully-designed pedagogical features. Its streamlined approach tracks the chronological order of an election, with significant focus on election administration. Features: Tightly-edited cases Useful notes that help serve as classroom discussion tools Up-to-date with the most recent Supreme Court and lower court decisions, including Shelby County (invalidating part of the Voting Rights Act) and lower court litigation involving the 2012 election

Whose Votes Count

Author: Abigail M. Thernstrom
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674951952
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Describes unexpected effects of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, discusses election rights, modern politics, and voting districts, and looks at election issues of the future

Minority Representation And The Quest For Voting Equality

Author: Bernard Grofman
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521477642
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This book is the most up-to-date treatment of voting rights law and the numerous controversies surrounding minority representation. Written by authors with first-hand experience in the case law, the book details the evolution of the law and precedent from 1965 forward. The authors explain the basic logic underlying the major decisions, introduce the reader to the procedures for establishing standards of representation and measuring discrimination, and discuss the major points of recent contention. In the concluding chapter, the authors address the implications of the recent developments in voting rights law for the future of representation in America.