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Voting Rights

A Collection of resources to learn about the history and legacy of the Voting Rights Act

Course Cases & Legal Matters

Information about the following cases and legal issues surrounding the Act can be accessed by the following sources: 

FindLaw: U.S. Supreme Court Center

An easy-to-read guide to historical documents, biographies, Supreme Court decisions, and related Court resources.

The Supreme Court Database

Contains over two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the Court between 1946 and 2014, encompassing the parties to the suit, the legal provisions considered in the case, and the votes of the Justices. 


Includes a case-finding system, a legal encyclopedia, and court opinions. 


A legal research collection that features full-text searching of scholarly, legal and criminal justice periodicals and related materials such as the Law Journal Library and the U.S. Supreme Court Library. 

Courthouse News

A news site tracking decisions made by US courts, primarily focusing on civil litigation.

Here is a list of U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning the Voting Rights Act:

South Carolina v. Katzenbach (decided October 5, 1964)

Katzenbach v. Morgan (decided June 13, 1965)

Allen v. State Board of Election (decided March 3, 1969)

Kramer v. Union Free School District (decided June 16, 1969)

Oregon v. Mitchell (decided December 21, 1970)

Mobile v. Bolden (decided March 19, 1979) 

Rome v. United States (decided April 22, 1980) 

Thornburg v. Gingles (decided June 30, 1986) 

Growe v. Emison (decided February 23, 1993) 

Voinovich v. Quilter (decided February 24, 1993) 

Shaw v. Reno (decided June 28, 1993)

Holder v. Hall (decided June 30, 1994)

Johnson v. De Grandy (decided June 30, 1994)

Miller v. Johnson (decided June 29, 1995) 

Bush v. Vera (decided June 13, 1996)

Lopez v. Monterey County (decided November 6, 1996)

Reno v. Bossier Parish School Board (decided April 26, 1999)

Bush v. Gore (decided December 12, 2000)

Georgia v. Ashcroft (decided June 26, 2003)

League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry (decided June 28, 2006)

Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (decided January 9, 2008)

Bartlett v. Strickland (decided March 9, 2009)

Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1 v. Holder (decided June 22, 2009)

Shelby County v. Holder (decided June 25, 2013)

Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (decided April 20, 2016)

Cooper v. Harris (decided May 22, 2017)

Abbot v. Perez (decided June 25, 2018)
Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill (decided June 17, 2019)

Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee (decided July 2, 2021)


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