The Elephant in the Room: Intentional Voter Suppression

  title={The Elephant in the Room: Intentional Voter Suppression},
  author={Lisa Marshall Manheim and Elizabeth G. Porter},
  journal={The Supreme Court Review},
  pages={213 - 255}
Since its inception, the Roberts Court has acquiesced in—and at times even abetted—the attempts of many states to make it harder for Americans to vote. Illustrative is a 2018 decision, Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, in which the Court rejected a statutory challenge to a state’s expansive purges of voting lists. In Husted the Court dismissed the threat of voter suppression as simply not “relevant” to the case before it. By declining to look beyond states’ unsupported explanations for… 



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