Law of Democracy (SD 415)


The course examines issues currently posing challenges to the practice of democratic politics in the United States. Issues involving the individual right to vote, partisan and racial gerrymandering, the relationship of the state to political parties, campaign-finance reform, and the fair representation of minorities in democratic bodies are analyzed in terms of the constitutional framework for democratic politics and the approaches that have emerged through major legislative initiatives, such as the Voting Rights Act.


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