A Modern Poll Tax: Using the Twenty-Fourth Amendment to Challenge Legal Financial Obligations as a Condition to Re-enfranchisement

The Twenty-Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution has received little attention from federal courts since its ratification. The Amendment’s language is broad and far-ranging, prohibiting conditioning the right to vote on payment of poll taxes or “any other” tax. Although the Amendment’s text, its legislative history, and early Supreme Court decisions strongly indicate that […]