Voting Rights Act: Past, Present, and Future

This class will explore the origins, implementation, and future of the Voting Rights Act. We will begin by examining the historical context in which the VRA emerges and retrace the Court's early implementation of the VRA. This background, along with the political dialogue had between the three branches of government over the course of the last 50 years, should help illuminate current VRA disputes (including several involving Texas) such as redistricting, Voter ID, and one-person, one-vote. These current cases will allow for a brief discussion on the future trajectory of the Court's jurisprudence on key unresolved issues.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday 5:45 - 7:35 pm TNH 3.124
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Floating

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed

Textbooks

  • Course Packet
          (required)

Faculty

Clay, Reed Jr. Clay, Reed Jr.