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Documenting Discrimination In Voting: Judicial Findings Under Section 2 Of The Voting Rights Act Since 1982, Ellen D. Katz, Margaret Aisenbrey, Anna Baldwin, Emma Cheuse, Anna Weisbrodt Dec 2005

Documenting Discrimination In Voting: Judicial Findings Under Section 2 Of The Voting Rights Act Since 1982, Ellen D. Katz, Margaret Aisenbrey, Anna Baldwin, Emma Cheuse, Anna Weisbrodt

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This year marks the fortieth anniversary of one of the most remarkable and consequential pieces of congressional legislation ever enacted. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 ("the VRA") targeted massive disfranchisement of African-American citizens in numerous Southern states. It imposed measures drastic in scope and extraordinary in effect. The VRA eliminated the use of literacy tests and other "devices" that Southern jurisdictions had long employed to prevent black residents from registering and voting. The VRA imposed on these jurisdictions onerous obligations to prove to federal officials that proposed changes to their electoral system would not discriminate against minority voters. Resistance ...


Why Segregation Is Inherently Unequal: The Abandonment Of Brown And The Continuing Failure Of Plessy, Gary Orfield Jan 2005

Why Segregation Is Inherently Unequal: The Abandonment Of Brown And The Continuing Failure Of Plessy, Gary Orfield

NYLS Law Review

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The Unintended Lessons In Brown V. Board Of Education, Derrick A. Bell Jr. Jan 2005

The Unintended Lessons In Brown V. Board Of Education, Derrick A. Bell Jr.

NYLS Law Review

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Are Reports Of Brown‘S Demise Exaggerated? Perspectives Of A School Desegregation Litigator, Dennis D. Parker Jan 2005

Are Reports Of Brown‘S Demise Exaggerated? Perspectives Of A School Desegregation Litigator, Dennis D. Parker

NYLS Law Review

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Environmental Justice And The Integration Ideal, Rachel D. Godsil Jan 2005

Environmental Justice And The Integration Ideal, Rachel D. Godsil

NYLS Law Review

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Stepping Through Grutter's Open Doors: What The University Of Michigan Affirmative Action Cases Mean For Race-Conscious Government Decisionmaking, Helen Norton Jan 2005

Stepping Through Grutter's Open Doors: What The University Of Michigan Affirmative Action Cases Mean For Race-Conscious Government Decisionmaking, Helen Norton

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In Grutter, a majority of the Court for the first time identified an instrumental justification for race-based government decisionmaking as compelling - specifically, a public law school's interest in attaining a diverse student body. Grutter not only recognized the value of diversity in higher education, but left open the possibility that the Court might find similar justifications compelling as well.

The switch to instrumental justifications for affirmative action appears a strategic response to the Court's narrowing of the availability of remedial rationales. A number of thoughtful commentators, however, have reacted to this trend with concern and even dismay, questioning ...


Introduction: Brown Is Dead? Long Live Brown!, Denise C. Morgan Jan 2005

Introduction: Brown Is Dead? Long Live Brown!, Denise C. Morgan

NYLS Law Review

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Recovering Homelands, Governance, And Lifeways: A Book Review Of Blood Struggle: The Rise Of Modern Indian Nations, Kristen A. Carpenter Jan 2005

Recovering Homelands, Governance, And Lifeways: A Book Review Of Blood Struggle: The Rise Of Modern Indian Nations, Kristen A. Carpenter

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Is Brown Dying? Exploring The Resegregation Trend In Our Public Schools, Danielle R. Holley Jan 2005

Is Brown Dying? Exploring The Resegregation Trend In Our Public Schools, Danielle R. Holley

NYLS Law Review

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