Editor Noah Berlatsky helps readers delve into the issues surrounding voting rights such as whether or not voting rights protections are still necessary, if states are restricting voting rights, if voting rights apply to particular groups, and if changing voting procedures can promote equality. The essays that debate each of these subjects are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications.
ContentsThe court was right to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act / John Roberts
The court should not have struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act / John Paul Stevens
The Congressional Voting Rights Amendment Act is vital / Ari Berman
The Congressional Voting Rights Amendment Act is a bad idea / Hans A. von Spakovsky
Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is vital / Sandhya Bathija
Supreme error / Richard L. Hasen
North Carolina is protecting the integrity of voting / Mark H. Creech
Why Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law is unconstitutional / Garrett Epps
Winning the fight for Voter-ID / John Fund
Texas is not restricting women's right to vote / PolitiFact
Encouraging immigrants to vote strengthens democracy / Tova Andrea Wang
Fraudulent voting by illegal immigrants is a serious problem / Jim Kouri
Voter fraud is not a serious problem / Amy Bingham
Felons should be enfranchised / Candice Bernd
What Holder isn't saying about letting felons vote / Michael B. Mukasey
Birthright / Jonathan Bernstein
People with mental disabilities should have the right to vote / Deanna Pan
Incompetent voters should not be allowed to vote / Jason Brennan
A bipartisan path to fixing America's broken elections / Michael Waldman
Partisanship will prevent equitable voting reform / Philip Bump
Bilingual ballots protect voting rights / Adam Serwer
Bilingual ballots are unnecessary and can lead to fraud / Linda Chavez
The stakes of Florida's special election / George F. Will
Restrictions on early voting are discriminatory / Dan Froomkin
Ranked-choice voting in Minneapolis has contributed to inequality / Lawrence R. Jacobs and Joanne M. Miller
Ranked-choice voting in Minneapolis has not contributed to inequality / David Schultz.
|Series||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
-- Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Suffrage -- United States -- History.
Voting -- United States -- History.
Minorities -- Suffrage -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
|Publisher|| Farmington Hills, Mich. :2015
242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.