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Voting Rights and Election Law: Secondary Sources

Topics include the right to vote; First Amendment rights of candidates, voters, political speakers, and parties; the Voting Rights Act's and the Constitution's constraints on the drawing of district lines; and the place of money in the electoral process.


ALRConstruction and Application of Voting Rights Act's Vote Dilution Provision, Voting Rights Act of 1965, s 2, 42 U.S.C.A. s 1973--Supreme Court Cases, 51 A.L.R. Fed. 2d 447; Preemption of State Election Laws By Help America Vote Act, 47 A.L.R. Fed. 2d 81.  On Westlaw.

American Jurisprudence 2d: (Am Jur2d), Vol. 25 & Vol. 26 – Election of Remedies and Elections – A good overview of relevant federal statutes and Constitutional provisions.  On Westlaw, Lexis and in print.

Civil Rights Actions: Chapter 18.  On Lexis.

Federal Procedure, Lawyers Ed: Chapter 28 - Elections and Elective Franchise – Includes election litigation, voting rights proceedings, and campaign finance proceedings. On Westlaw and in print.

Lobbying, PACs, and Campaign Finance: 50 State Handbook:  On Westlaw - LOBBYPCF

Redistricting Litigation: An Overview of Legal, Statistical, and Case Management Issues:  On Westlaw - REDISTLIT

West’s Federal Administrative Practice: Chapter 148 - Voting Rights.  On Westlaw - WEST-FDADM


Some of the general legal sources where you will find information on voting rights and election law in our library:

America votes! : a guide to modern election law and voting rights  KF4886 .A86 2008

A citizen's guide to understanding the Voting Rights Act [microform]  KF4893.Z9 .C58 1984

Election and campaign finance law in Pennsylvania  KFP420.A75 E4275 2005

Election case law / prepared for Federal Election Commission by American Law Division of the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress  KF4885.A75 E54

Elections for sale : the causes and consequences of vote buying  JF1083 .E54 2007

Election law & financial disclosure laws in Pennsylvania  KFP420.A75 E44 2003

Election law in Pennsylvania  KFP420.A75 E44 2002

Election law journal  K5 .L433

Pennsylvania election law and campaign finance  KFP420.A75 P465 2009

Voting rights and election law  KF4886 .D56 2010

Voting rights--and wrongs : the elusive quest for racially fair elections  JK1924 .T47 2009

Voting rights, voting wrongs : the legacy of Baker V. Carr  KF4905 .G76 1990