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dc.contributor.authorMackie, Gavin.
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-12T16:57:50Z
dc.date.available2013-09-12T16:57:50Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-12
dc.identifier.otherW Thesis 1426.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11040/23806
dc.descriptionii, 86 leaves: illustrations.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis--Departmental honors in Political Science.
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 83-86.
dc.description.abstractThe past few years has seen renewed interest in the Voting Rights Act, particularly in the preclearance policy outlined in Section 5 of that Act. The Act continues to receive challenges from covered jurisdictions, most recently in the Supreme Court case heard this spring, Shelby County v. Holder. I examine the history of the act within covered jurisdictions, as well as laws passed recently in both covered and non-covered jurisdictions to determine the historical effectiveness and the current necessity of a preclearance policy. Following my analysis, I suggest changes that could strengthen and help to legitimize the policy.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWheaton College (Norton, Mass.)
dc.subjectUndergraduate research.
dc.subjectUndergraduate thesis.
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Voting Rights Act of 1965
dc.subject.lcshVoter registration -- United States.
dc.subject.lcshElection law -- United States.
dc.subject.lcshElections -- Government policy -- United States.
dc.subject.lcshSuffrage -- United States.
dc.subject.lcshVoting -- United States.
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Politics and government.
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Supreme Court.
dc.titleVoting rights and disenfranchisement in the United States: a study of the preclearance policy in section 5 of the Voting Rights Acten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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