REUTERS/Gary Cameron - Voting rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013
Paper | Strengthening American Democracy
Shelby County v. Holder and the Future of the Voting Rights Act
August 9, 2013,
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder, the Brookings Institution assembled leading scholars and practitioners of election law to discuss the future of the Voting Rights Act. In this paper, Nathaniel Persily and Thomas Mann summarize the views presented at the conference and explore possible responses to the Shelby County decision.