The Battle Over Bilingual Ballots : Language Minorities and Political Access Under the Voting Rights Act

By: Tucker, James Thomas, DrMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandElection Law, Politics, and Theory: Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013Description: 1 online resource (431 p.)ISBN: 9780754698562Subject(s): Linguistic minorities | Linguistic minorities - Suffrage - United States | United States | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Battle Over Bilingual Ballots : Language Minorities and Political Access Under the Voting Rights ActDDC classification: 342.73/072 | 342.73072 | 342.7'3072 | 342.7'3072-dc22 LOC classification: KF4896.L56.T83 2009KF4896.L56T83 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I Remedies for Language Minority Voters before 1975; 1 Literacy Test Bans before 1975; 2 Language Assistance for Voters before 1975; Part II The Language Assistance Amendments to the Voting Rights Act; 3 Special Protections for Language Minority Voters since 1975; 4 Language Assistance and Voter Assistance since 1975; Part III The Need for Language Assistance and its Availability, Quality and Cost; 5 The July 2002 Determinations and Section 203 Coverage; 6 Implementation and Cost of Language Assistance in Covered Jurisdictions
Part IV The Debate Over Reauthorization of the VRA's Language Assistance Provisions in 20067 Passage of the Voting Rights Act Reauthorization Act of 2006; 8 Debunking Ten Myths about Language Assistance; Part V A Case Study of Discrimination: Alaska Natives; 9 Discrimination against Alaska Natives; 10 Remedying Language Discrimination in the Bethel Census Area of Alaska; Part VI Commentaries and Appendices; 11 Essays on Language Assistance under the VRA; Impact of Section 203 on Asian American Voters; Expanding the Language Protections of the Voting Rights Act to Additional Communities
Section 203 in Action: Lessons from the FieldAsian Americans and Barriers to Voting; Federal Enforcement of the Language Assistance Provisions; Appendix A: Examples of Bilingual Voting Materials; Appendix B: Jurisdictions Covered under Sections 4(f)(4) and 203 of the Voting Rights Act; Appendix C: Census Data Used to Make the Section 203 Coverage Determinations in 2002; Selected Bibliography; Index; Index of Cases
Summary: The 'bilingual ballot' provisions of the Voting Rights Act, enacted in 1965 and expanded a decade later to remove language barriers to voting by prohibiting English-only elections in certain jurisdictions, remain a subject of intense debate in election law and American politics. This new book offers the first-ever comprehensive examination of the subject, making a persuasive case for the provisions and investigating the sources and consequences of the controversy surrounding them.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I Remedies for Language Minority Voters before 1975; 1 Literacy Test Bans before 1975; 2 Language Assistance for Voters before 1975; Part II The Language Assistance Amendments to the Voting Rights Act; 3 Special Protections for Language Minority Voters since 1975; 4 Language Assistance and Voter Assistance since 1975; Part III The Need for Language Assistance and its Availability, Quality and Cost; 5 The July 2002 Determinations and Section 203 Coverage; 6 Implementation and Cost of Language Assistance in Covered Jurisdictions

Part IV The Debate Over Reauthorization of the VRA's Language Assistance Provisions in 20067 Passage of the Voting Rights Act Reauthorization Act of 2006; 8 Debunking Ten Myths about Language Assistance; Part V A Case Study of Discrimination: Alaska Natives; 9 Discrimination against Alaska Natives; 10 Remedying Language Discrimination in the Bethel Census Area of Alaska; Part VI Commentaries and Appendices; 11 Essays on Language Assistance under the VRA; Impact of Section 203 on Asian American Voters; Expanding the Language Protections of the Voting Rights Act to Additional Communities

Section 203 in Action: Lessons from the FieldAsian Americans and Barriers to Voting; Federal Enforcement of the Language Assistance Provisions; Appendix A: Examples of Bilingual Voting Materials; Appendix B: Jurisdictions Covered under Sections 4(f)(4) and 203 of the Voting Rights Act; Appendix C: Census Data Used to Make the Section 203 Coverage Determinations in 2002; Selected Bibliography; Index; Index of Cases

The 'bilingual ballot' provisions of the Voting Rights Act, enacted in 1965 and expanded a decade later to remove language barriers to voting by prohibiting English-only elections in certain jurisdictions, remain a subject of intense debate in election law and American politics. This new book offers the first-ever comprehensive examination of the subject, making a persuasive case for the provisions and investigating the sources and consequences of the controversy surrounding them.

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