Voting Rights Act Decisions

Mr. Parker and Mr. Samp discussed the recent Supreme Court decisions concerning the Voting Rights Act. The Court determined… read more

Mr. Parker and Mr. Samp discussed the recent Supreme Court decisions concerning the Voting Rights Act. The Court determined that judges are representatives standing for a particular constituency, making the Voting Rights Act and its prohibition against discrimination in elections applicable to judicial elections. Specifically, the ruling holds that at-large judicial elections, by denying minority populations the ability to elect judges of their choice, violate the Voting Rights Act. close

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  • Parker, Frank Director Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law->Voting Rights Project
  • Samp, Richard Scholar Washington Legal Foundation

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Voting Rights Act Decisions

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Program ID:
18544-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Roundtable
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 22, 1991
Last Aired:
Jun 23, 1991

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  • Jun 22, 1991 | 6:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 22, 1991 | 11:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 23, 1991 | 6:50am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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