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School boards were more likely to have Latino members incounties covered by the language assistance provisions of thenow defunct Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

Marschall, Melissa and Rutherford, Amanda (2015) School boards were more likely to have Latino members incounties covered by the language assistance provisions of thenow defunct Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (06 Jul 2015). Website.

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Abstract

More than two years ago the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, meaning that certain districts and states would no longer need to gain preclearance from the U.S. District Court before making changes to electoral rules. In new research, Melissa Marschall and Amanda Rutherford look at the effects of the language assistance provisions of Section 4(f)(4) of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) on Latino representation on local school boards. They find that in counties covered by the VRA, school boards were more likely to have Latino members, and that this effect was enhanced when elections were monitored by federal observers.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 08:43
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2020 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63081

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