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The Resource Ballot blocked : the political erosion of the Voting Rights Act, Jesse H. Rhodes

Ballot blocked : the political erosion of the Voting Rights Act, Jesse H. Rhodes

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Ballot blocked : the political erosion of the Voting Rights Act
Title
Ballot blocked
Title remainder
the political erosion of the Voting Rights Act
Statement of responsibility
Jesse H. Rhodes
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Voting rights are a perennial topic in American politics. Recent elections and the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which struck down key enforcement provisions in the Voting Rights Act (VRA), have only placed further emphasis on the debate over voter disenfranchaisement. Over the past five decades, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have consistently voted to expand the protections offered to vulnerable voters by the Voting Rights Act. And yet, the administration of the VRA has become more fragmented and judicial interpretation of its terms has become much less generous. Why have Republicans consistently adopted administrative and judicial decisions that undermine legislation they repeatedly endorse? Ballot Blocked shows how the divergent trajectories of legislation, administration, and judicial interpretation in voting rights policymaking derive largely from efforts by conservative politicians to narrow the scope of federal enforcement while at the same time preserving their public reputations as supporters of racial equality and minority voting rights. Jesse H. Rhodes argues that conservatives adopt a paradoxical strategy in which they acquiesce to expansive voting rights protections in Congress (where decisions are visible and easily traceable) while simultaneously narrowing the scope of federal enforcement via administrative and judicial maneuvers (which are less visible and harder to trace). Over time, the repeated execution of this strategy has enabled a conservative Supreme Court to exercise preponderant influence over the scope of federal enforcement
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
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Rhodes, Jesse H.
Dewey number
324.6/20973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1846
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in law and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Suffrage
  • Suffrage
  • Minorities
  • Minorities
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Minorities
  • Suffrage
  • United States
Label
Ballot blocked : the political erosion of the Voting Rights Act, Jesse H. Rhodes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : explaining the puzzling evolution of the Voting Rights Act -- Liberal ascendance and enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- Conservative backlash and partisan struggle over voting rights, 1968-1980 -- The growing struggle over voting rights in the 1980s and 1990s -- Voting rights politics in an era of conservative ascendance, 2001-2013 -- Voting rights politics in the age of Obama, 2009-2016 -- Conclusion : partisan interests, institutional conflict, and the future of the voting rights struggle
Control code
985966849
Extent
1 online resource (x, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781503603530
Lccn
2017021934
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)985966849
Label
Ballot blocked : the political erosion of the Voting Rights Act, Jesse H. Rhodes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : explaining the puzzling evolution of the Voting Rights Act -- Liberal ascendance and enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- Conservative backlash and partisan struggle over voting rights, 1968-1980 -- The growing struggle over voting rights in the 1980s and 1990s -- Voting rights politics in an era of conservative ascendance, 2001-2013 -- Voting rights politics in the age of Obama, 2009-2016 -- Conclusion : partisan interests, institutional conflict, and the future of the voting rights struggle
Control code
985966849
Extent
1 online resource (x, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781503603530
Lccn
2017021934
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)985966849

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