The Geography of Racial Stereotyping: Evidence and Implications for VRA Preclearance After Shelby County

Christopher S. Elmendorf & Douglas M. Spencer The Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder (2013) effectively enjoined the preclearance regime of the Voting Rights Act. The Court deemed the coverage formula, which determines the jurisdictions subject to preclearance, insufficiently grounded in current conditions. This Article proposes a new, legally defensible approach to coverage based […]