The Yale Law Journal

Alvaro Bedoya


Backlash at the Booth: Latino Turnout After H.R. 4437

Alvaro Bedoya

The Latino community has mobilized as never before in response to H.R. 4437, the punitive immigration bill sponsored by Rep. James Sensebrenner (R-WI). Newspapers declared that the marches in Los Angeles, Dallas, Phoenix, and Chicago marked “a new day of Hispanic political involvement.” More tha…


The Unforeseen Effects of Georgia v. Ashcroft on the Latino Community

Alvaro Bedoya

115 Yale L.J. 2112 (2006)

In Georgia v. Ashcroft, the Supreme Court weakened the protections afforded to minority voters in jurisdictions covered by the section 5 preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). This Note highlights the fact that Georgia v. Ashcroft--a decision applicable to a…