July 10, 2006

July 10, 2006 | WebMemo on Legal Issues

Voting Rights Act Reauthorization

In 2007, certain provisions of the Voting Rights Act will expire. Congress will soon debate extending these provisions for 25 years. The following resources discuss the implications of this legislation (H.R. 9 and S. 2703).

Reauthorization of the Temporary Provisions of the Voting Rights Act
Briefing Report
United States Commission on Civil Rights

Voting Rights Enforcement and Authorization
Commission Report
United States Commission on Civil Rights

Minority Voting Studies of Jurisdictions Covered by Section Five of the Voting Rights Act
American Enterprise Institute

Assessment of Voting Rights Progress in Jurisdictions Covered under Section Five of the Voting Rights Act
by Edward Blum and Lauren Campbell
American Enterprise Institute

Letter: Oppose the Multilingual Voting Mandate in the Voting Rights Act Reauthorization (H.R. 9)
by Rep. Steve King

Incumbent Rights Act
Editorial
The Wall Street Journal

An Insulting Provision
by Edward Blum
National Review Online

Emergency Exit
by Abigail Thernstrom
The New York Sun

"A White Individual": How the Voting Rights Act Promotes Racial Polarization
Editorial
The Wall Street Journal

The English Franchise
by Peter Kirsanow
National Review Online

Bilingual Bailout
by Peter Kirsanow
National Review Online

Voting Rights Act is no panacea
by Star Parker
Townhall.com

Voting Rights Act: After 40 Years, It's Time for Virginia to Move On . . .
by Abigail Thernstrom and Edward Blum
The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Who's Playing Politics
By Edward Blum, Abigail Thernstrom, and Roger Clegg
National Review Online

Birth of a Gerrymander
by Abigail Thernstrom
The Weekly Standard

Foreign Language Ballots Cause a Rebellion
by Phyllis Schlafy
Human Events

A Vote for English
by George Will
The Washington Post

Five Reasons Why Congress Should Not Renew the Bilingual Voting Provisions of the Voting Rights Act
ProEnglish

End Foreign-Language Ballot Mandate
Human Events

Voting Wrongs
by Quin Hillyer
The American Spectator

Testimony
Gerald A. Reynolds
Chairman, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Testimony
John J. Park, Jr.
Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General Office of Alabama

Testimony
Roger Clegg
President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity

Testimony
Edward Blum
American Enterprise Institute

Testimony
K.C. McAplin
Executive Director, ProEnglish

Testimony
Abigail Thernstrom
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Testimony
Linda Chavez
President, One Nation Indivisible; President, Center for Equal Opportunity

Testimony
Peter Kirsanow
Member, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Member, National Labor Relations Board

Testimony
Mauro Mujica
Chairman of the Board, U.S. English, Inc.

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