The Curious Disappearance of Shelby County

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Election Law Blog


Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued a decision that could have significant consequences for the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act and other civil rights legislation applied against the States. The Court’s opinion in Allen v. Cooper is not your typical blockbuster, but it is the first time the Court has addressed Congress’s Reconstruction Amendment enforcement authority since its 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder invalidating the VRA’s coverage formula.


Voting Rights Act, Election Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Reconstruction Amendment Enforcement Authority Allen v. Cooper

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Travis Crum, The Curious Disappearance of Shelby County, Election Law Blog (March 27, 2020, 7:03AM),