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Bell Ringer: Shelby County v Holder (2013)

Shelby County v. Holder (2013)

Emory University Professor Carol Anderson chronicled the changes to voting requirements following the 2013 Supreme Court ruling in Shelby v. Holder.

Description

Emory University Professor Carol Anderson chronicled the events leading up to the 2013 Supreme Court ruling in Shelby v. Holder. The second clip includes Rep. Nadler (D-NY) discussing the legacy of the case.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Summarize the background of the Shelby County v. Holder (2013) Supreme Court case.
  • How does the Voting Rights Act apply to this situation?
  • What did Chief Justice Roberts's majority opinion state?
  • Why does Professor Anderson argue that the majority opinion was ruled incorrectly?
  • In the second clip, what does Rep. Nadler say is the legacy of Shelby County v. Holder?

Additional Resources

Participants

Vocabulary

  • Annex
  • Chief Justice John Roberts
  • Councilman
  • Literacy Test
  • Polls
  • Retrogressive
  • Supreme Court
  • Turnout
  • Voter Suppression
  • Voting Rights Act

Topics

Supreme Court Cases

Grades

High SchoolUniversity