The Yale Law Journal

Sharyn O’Halloran


The Paradox of Retrogression in the New VRA: Comment on Persily

David L. Epstein & Sharyn O’Halloran

The Court ruled in Georgia v. Ashcroft that states, when redistricting, could try to increase “substantive representation”—the degree of influence that minority voters have on policy outcomes—even at a possible cost to “descriptive representation”—the number of minority candidates elec…