Voting Rights and Voting Wrongs: An Interview with Lani Guinier

Mass Humanities Foundation board member Martin Newhouse discusses the right to vote with Professor Lani Guinier.  Professor Guinier:

“The Constitution created no voters. Rather, it said that the voters would be the people that the states determined could vote. And then you had amendments to the Constitution . . .  .  But those are negative proscriptions. They are not an affirmative guarantee that we really want all citizens of the United States to participate in making the decisions that affect their lives. So this is a structural defect that is at the heart of our constitutional arrangement.”

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