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Duke Law

2007

Civil Rights and Discrimination

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Toward A New Civil Rights Framework, Guy-Uriel Charles Jan 2007

Toward A New Civil Rights Framework, Guy-Uriel Charles

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The Politics Of Preclearance, Guy-Uriel Charles, Luis Fuentes-Rohwer Jan 2007

The Politics Of Preclearance, Guy-Uriel Charles, Luis Fuentes-Rohwer

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This Essay examines recent charges of political motivation against the Department of Justice and its enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. These accusations appear well-deserved, on the strength of the Department's recent handling of the Texas redistricting submission and Georgia's voting identification requirement. This Essay reaches two conclusions. First, it is clear that Congress wished to secure its understanding of the Act into the future through its preclearance requirement. Many critics of the voting rights bill worried about the degree of discretion that the legislation accorded the Attorney General. Supporters worried as well, for this degree of discretion ...