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Join us for the John P. Morris Memorial Lecture!

March 15, 2018 | Beus Center for Law and Society

For fifty years, the Voting Rights Act represented a distinctive and successful approach to addressing racial equality in voting, an approach constructed from the iron fillings of the civil rights movement. In Shelby County v. Holder, the court struck down one of the most important provisions of the act and signaled the end of a particular way of understanding voting rights law and policy.

In this lecture, Professor Charles will address two questions that are critical for voting rights academics and activists. First, what has been the key to the success of the voting rights model in the last fifty years? Second, where should voting rights law and policy go from here?

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