Friday, July 12, 2013

The Depth of the Damage of Shelby County

Thomas Edsall set out the case earlier this week in the NYT for why the Supreme Court's ruling in Shelby County will have a devastating impact on the already-declining political power of blacks in the South (and around the country).  The core thesis: Southern state legislatures have redrawn districts in a way that increases black representation but decreases black political power.  They've also enacted other laws, like voter-ID, that primarily hit black, Hispanic, and poor communities.

We posted our own take on Shelby County's impact here.


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