Constitutional Clash: When English-Only Meets Voting Rights
This paper is the first comprehensive examination of modern English-only laws as applied to voting materials. In short, I argue that these English-only policies are constitutionally suspect. After providing background about the English-only movement and the recent high-profile Iowa decision, the piece considers complex and uncertain areas of constitutional law, outlining how one might argue that English-only laws violate the U.S. Constitution and the federal Voting Rights Act.
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Election law, Voting Rights Act
Zuckerman, Michael A., "Constitutional Clash: When English-Only Meets Voting Rights" (2009). Cornell Law Faculty Working Papers. Paper 62.