Handed in 1965 through the peak of the Civil Rights circulate, the vote casting Rights Act (VRA) replaced the face of the yank voters, dramatically expanding minority vote casting, specifically 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 turning out to be clash. the main basic correct is an attempt to appreciate the controversy over the Act and its position in modern American democracy. Is the VRA the cornerstone of civil rights legislations that forestalls unfair balloting practices, or is it an anachronism that now not serves American democracy? Divided into 3 sections, the e-book makes use of a point/counterpoint strategy. part 1 explains the criminal and political context of the Act, delivering vital heritage for what follows; part 2 pairs 3 debates bearing on particular provisions or functions of the Act; whereas part three bargains commentaries at the past chapters from legal professionals with largely divergent viewpoints.
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132. , 2nd sess. Business Meeting. May 10, 2006, Congressional Record, p. 13. 133. , p. 20. Quoting Congressman Steve King. 134. , p. 23. 135. For an incisive description of the pol itics of the King amendments see Tucker, “The Politics of Persuasion,” pp. 27–33. 136. S. , 2nd sess. Congressional Record, H5206. 137. S. , 2nd sess. Congressional Record, H5186. Quoting Congressman Louis Gohmert. 138. S. , 2nd sess. Congressional Record, H5205. 139. S. , 2nd sess. Congressional Record, H5167. Quoting Congressman Elijah Cummings.
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. See Kay Mills, This Little Light of Mine (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2007). 90. S. , 2nd sess. Congressional Record, H5143. Quoting Congressman James Sensenbrenner, Jr. 91. S. House of Representative, in-person interview, February 9, 2007.
No. 08-322 (June 22, 2009): 6. 15. 42 USC 1973. The latest Supreme Court case regarding Section 2 is Bartlett v. Strickland, No. S. (2009). 16. South Carolina v. S. 301, 309 (1966). 17. The authorization for federal examiners was eliminated in the 2006 reauthorization; federal observers are still covered by the law. 18. See Angelo Ancheta, “Language Accommodation and the Voting Rights Act,” in Voting Rights Act Reauthorization of 2006, ed. Ana Henderson, pp. : Berkeley Public Policy Press, 2007); Joycelyn Benson, “Language Protection for All?
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