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Interview with Laughlin McDonald on Indian Country Voting Rights

Here. An excerpt: Your 1983 and 2013 voting-rights lawsuits have striking similarities. In other recent cases, jurisdictions you sued years ago are defendants once again. Are Native voting rights running in place? There’s been progress—no doubt about that. Lawsuits have … Continue reading

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BLT: Experts Debate Effects of Voting Rights Act Case on Indian Voting Rights

Here. Excerpt: During a February 22 media conference call with legal experts, Laughlin McDonald, director of the ACLU Voting Rights Project, said he thinks it is the Supreme Court’s duty to reject the challenge of constitutionality of Section 5. “The … Continue reading

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Yale Law Journal Publishes Pamela Karlan’s Review of Laughlin McDonald’s Voting Rights in Indian Country Study

Lightning in the Hand: Indians and Voting Rights Written by Pamela S. Karlan, [View as PDF] 120 Yale L.J. 1420 (2011). American Indians and the Fight for Equal Voting Rights By Laughlin McDonald Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010, … Continue reading

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Pamela Karlan Review of Laughlin McDonald’s Book to Be Published in Yale Law Journal

Pamela Karlan has posted the abstract of her forthcoming review of Laughlin McDonald’s book “American Indians and the Fight for Equal Voting Rights” on SSRN (link here). Here is the abstract: This review essay discusses Laughlin McDonald’s book, American Indians … Continue reading

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Laughlin McDonald’s New Book on Voting Rights in Indian Country Now Available

Just in my mailbox…. American Indians and the Fight for Equal Voting Rights By Laughlin McDonald Recounting Indians’ progress in the voting booth The struggle for voting rights was not limited to African Americans in the South. American Indians also … Continue reading

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Montana Indian Country Voting Rights Case

An anti-tribal group called Citizens Equal Rights Alliance attempted to bring a Section 2 Voting Rights Act claim. This week, the federal district court dismissed this claim. [H/T to Indianz] The complaint is here. The State of Montana’s motion to … Continue reading

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