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LDF Attorney Leah Aden Contributes to 'Interventions on the 50th Anniversaries of Events in the American Civil Rights Movement'

Thursday, August 13, 2015

In Interventions on the 50th anniversaries of events in the American Civil Rights Movement, LDF attorney Leah Aden contributes a piece titled “The right to vote is under seige.”  Aden’s essay focuses on the erection of additional obstacles to the participation of voters of color, including new stringent voter identification laws in the wake of the Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder decision, which gutted a core provision of the Voting Rights Act. Aden also provides additional examples of how the Voting Rights Act successfully blocked voting discrimination in states such as Mississippi, Georgia, and Alaska prior to the Shelby decision, followed by controversy and litigation after the Shelby ruling.

The publication features other civil rights advocates and scholars, including Gerald R. Webster, Peyton McCrary, Toby Moore, James U. Blacksher, Michael L. Clemons, and Jonathan I. Leib.

Read the full journal publication here.