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by Stephen L Wasby
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  • Author:
    Stephen L Wasby
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    0941410226
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    978-0941410229
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    Joint Center for Political Studies (1982)
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    29 pages
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April 30, 2011 History. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Vote dilution, minority voting rights, and the courts from your list? Vote dilution, minority voting rights, and the courts. Published 1982 by Joint Center for Political Studies in Washington, .

With the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, the right of minorities to register and vote was largely secured. This book is the most up-to-date treatment of voting rights law and the numerous controversies surrounding minority representation. It was soon discovered, however, that minority voting did not guarantee the election of minorities or minority-preferred candidates. The authors have extensive, firsthand experience in both the legal battles and the scholarly examination of these issues.

Civil rights activists had a rough time trying to translate the principles of the Voting .

Civil rights activists had a rough time trying to translate the principles of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into actual practice. Southern politicians had a genius for diluting the black vote-by "countermobilizing" previously unregistered white voters, then by changing election rules (redrawing district boundaries, requiring run-offs, et. Of the two strategies, changing the rules was both more effective and more unambiguously unethical, and civil rights activists sought to make it illegal. They succeeded in pressuring the courts and Congress to ban some racist forms of vote dilution, but the bans proved hard to enforce.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. It was signed into law by United States President Lyndon B. Johnson during the height of the civil rights movement on August 6, 1965, and Congress later amended the Act five times to expand its protections

In 1982 the Voting Rights Act was again extended, and in the process important amendments were made to Section 2; most of the litigation since then has been based on that revision

In 1982 the Voting Rights Act was again extended, and in the process important amendments were made to Section 2; most of the litigation since then has been based on that revision. Lower courts began interpreting the revised Section 2 immediately after it was approved, and eventually, in June 1986, the Supreme Court decided Thornburg v. Gingles, the current authoritative legal interpretation for most vote dilution cases.

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Introduction; 1. The right to vote and the right to representation; 2. The evolution of a vote dilution standard . Public Choice "This is the best single book on contemporary voting rights law. It combines a comprehensive survey with a balanced discussion of unsettled issues. The evolution of a vote dilution standard through 1986; 3. The vote dilution standard in the post-Gingles era: clarifications and complications in the lower courts; 4. Defining and measuring racially polarized voting and other elements of the totality of the circumstances; 5. Vote dillution in ts and other issues.

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Passed largely to address the problem of vote dilution and racially polarized voting, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 . Epstein, Paige, Addressing Minority Vote Dilution Through State Voting Rights Acts (February 1, 2014).

Passed largely to address the problem of vote dilution and racially polarized voting, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) bans racial discrimination in voting .