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Judicial Diversity After Shelby County v. Holder

William Roth

In 2014, voters in ten of the fifteen states previously covered by the Voting Rights Act ("VRA") preclearance formula-including six of the nine states covered in their entirety-will go to the polls to elect or retain state supreme court justices. Yet despite the endemic underrepresentation of minorities on state benches and the judiciary's traditional role in fighting discrimination, scholars have seemingly paid little attention to how Shelby County v. Holder's suspension of the coverage formula in section 4(b) has left racial minorities vulnerable to retrogressive changes to judicial-election laws. The first election year following Shelby County thus provides a compelling opportunity to assess the VRA's ongoing role in the fight to diversify state benches.

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Fall Submission Season

MLR’s Articles Office will open its fall submission season on Monday, August 18!  The Articles Office welcomes articles and essays of 25,000 words or less, submitted electronically via Scholastica.

The Ninth Circuit's Treatment of Sexual Orientation: Defining “Rational Basis Review with Bite”

Ian Bartrum
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Inhibiting Intrastate Inequalities: A Congressional Approach to Ensuring Equal Opportunity to Finance Public Education

Joshua Arocho
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War Is Governance: Explaining the Logic of the Laws of War from a Principal-Agent Perspective

Eyal Benvenisti & Amichai Cohen
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Tariffication of the Coastwise Trade Laws

Keith E. Diggs
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