Voter Rules & Regs, As The Voting Rights Act Turns 50
This month, there’s been a lot of attention to the rules and regulations around casting a ballot, with last week’s fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and a federal appeals court rejecting a Texas voter I.D. law. We’re discussing how and why most states have tightened up their voting requirements, including New Hampshire.
- Guy-Uriel Charles - founding director of the Duke University Law Center on Law, Race and Politics and a professor of law and senior associate dean for faculty research at Duke. He is an expert on constitutional law, election law, politics, and race, and co-founded the Colored Demos blog.
- Tomas Lopez - Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice which is a progressive law and public policy institute. He is counsel for the center’s Democracy Program, where his work focuses on voting rights and elections.
- Ilya Shapiro - senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank.
- National Conference of State Legislature's page on the status of state Voter ID laws across the country
- Long-form article about voting rights in the 50 years since the Voting Rights Act
- Op-ed on why the Voting Rights Act did it's job, and we don't need lingering protections from the Supreme Court
- Brennan Center view: '50 Years Later, Voting Rights Act Under Unprecedented Assault'
- New York Times report on the federal appeals court decision against Texas' Voter ID law
- Professor Guy Charles on Here & Now, talking about the Voting Rights Act history