Free at Last, Rejecting Equal State Sovereignty and Restoring the Constitutional Right to Vote: Shelby County v. Holder

In this law review article, Professor Lani Guinier and voting rights litigator James Blacksher present the case for a movement to restore “the affirmative, constitutional right to vote” that has “always resided in the plain words of the Privileges or Immunities Clause.”  They urge:

“It is up to us, the American people, to demand that Congress carry out its constitutional duty in ways that unmistakably acknowledge that the descendants of slaves are full and equal members of the sovereign people and that establish a nationwide regime of election laws capable of protecting uniformly the voting rights of all American citizens.”

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