Like Throwing Away Your Umbrella in a Rainstorm: The End of Section 4 and the Future of the Voting Rights Act

After months of research and writing, I have finally finished my first undergraduate law journal article! In this paper I discuss the history of the 14th and 15th Amendments, voter discrimination, and the Voting Rights Act. I also analyze the recent 2013 Supreme Court decision that struck down the Act’s coverage formula which enabled it to require states with rampant voter discrimination records to submit all changes to their election laws to the federal government for approval.

 

Link to the article.

 

If the article is too long for you, I’ll be posting excerpts from important bits of it over the next few weeks on this blog!


Alexander is the founder of YOTUS and a Political Science & Economics Double-Major at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written for the UCLA Undergraduate Law Journal and hopes to attend Law School after graduating.


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