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Racial Vote Dilution and Gerrymandering

James Lindley Wilson

in Democratic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores one important controversy bedeviling nonproportional, territorial-districting systems such as those that exist in the United States: the problem of racial minority vote ... More


EXPLICIT PROPORTIONALITY PRINCIPLES IN DISCRETE AREAS OF AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE

E. Thomas Sullivan and Richard S. Frase

in Proportionality Principles in American Law: Controlling Excessive Government Actions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195324938
eISBN:
9780199869411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324938.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses explicit proportionality principles in the Supreme Court's constitutional jurisprudence and also reviews the internal inconsistencies in the Court's analysis. The first section ... More


Systematically Done In: Black Electoral Empowerment, Vote Dilution, and the Push for Annexation after the Voting Rights Act

Julian Maxwell Hayter

in The Dream Is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169484
eISBN:
9780813169972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169484.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By 1965, the VRA not only revolutionized electoral politics in the United States but also immediately gave rise to white resistance. This chapter describes the freedom struggle’s progression from ... More


Justice and Elections

Peter Margulies

in Law's Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795590
eISBN:
9780814759608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Bush administration's election-related legal detours, with partticular emphasis on its attempts to pressure prosecutors such as David Iglesias, United States Attorney for ... More


6 Justice and Elections

Peter Margulies

in Law's Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795590
eISBN:
9780814759608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795590.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Bush administration's election-related legal detours, with partticular emphasis on its attempts to pressure prosecutors such as David Iglesias, United States Attorney for ... More


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