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When the letter betrays the spirit : voting rights enforcement and African American participation from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama / Tyson D. King-Meadows.

Author/creator King-Meadows, Tyson, 1972-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoLanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2011.
Descriptionxxviii, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction : congressional authority and voting rights enforcement -- Part I : A retrospective and prospective look at the Voting Rights Act -- Why discretion matters in voting rights enforcement -- Obama's inheritance : the Johnson framework, the VRA, and faith in federal power -- Part II. The challenge to congressional authority -- Misdirections : political theatre and the 2006 reauthorization of section 5 -- Partisan spoils of office : a post-Shaw judicial philosophy of civic literacy -- Is "Bull Connor" dead? Contemporary public opinion on voting rights policy -- A battle of principals : Congress, the DOJ, and the George W. Bush Administration -- The macro-political context shaping enfranchisement -- Conclusion : regulating discretion and the challenge of post-racial politics.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 311-318) and index.
LCCN 2011020449
ISBN9780739149126 (hbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN0739149121 (hbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN9780739149133 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN073914913X (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN9780739149140 (ebook)
ISBN0739149148 (ebook)

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