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Joaquin G. Avila

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Renewing the Promise of Ending Voting Discrimination: A Return to an Effective Section 5 Retrogression Standard

Joaquin G. Avila

The purpose of Professor Nathaniel Persily‚Äôs article, The Promise and Pitfalls of the New Voting Rights Act, is to present an interpretation of the discriminatory effects prong of the new section 5 that will have a greater probability of surviving constitutional scrutiny. In presenting this interp…