After 'Shelby County' Ruling, Are Voting Rights Endangered?

, New York Law Journal


In their Government and Election Law column, Jerry H. Goldfeder, special counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, and Myrna Pérez, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, write that since the ruling in 'Shelby County,' there have already been at least six lawsuits in jurisdictions formerly covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, several suits brought before the decision have been dismissed or changed in form, and new election laws that probably would not have seen the light of day had the protections of Section 5 still been in effect are being proposed.

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