Professor Overton Analyzes Supreme Court's Voting Rights Ruling

Voting rights expert Professor Spencer Overton gives his opinion on Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. He provides detailed commentary on the vote that Congress initially passed in 1965, during the height of America's civil rights movement.

Is the US Redefining Civil Rights?
Al Jazeera English | June 27, 2013

How to Update the Voting Rights Act
Huffington Post | June 25, 2013

Four Questions for Spencer Overton
The New York Times | June 25, 2013

Voting Rights Act: Supreme Court Says Times Have Changed
NPR, Michel Martin's Tell Me More | June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court & Voting Rights
NPR, The Kojo Nnamdi Show | June 25, 2013

Supreme Court Voting Rights Act
HuffPost Live Video | June 25, 2013


Professor Overton also penned these opinion pieces in anticipation of the Supreme Court's ruling in Shelby County v. Holder earlier this year.

The 'Law' of Perpetuating Racial Entitlement
Huffington Post | February 28, 2013

Voting Rights Act Deserves More Judicial Deference than Indiana ID
ACS Blog | February 22, 2013

Shelby County v. Holder: Voting Discrimination Remains Concentrated in Covered States
SCOTUS Blog | February 14, 2013


For more on Professor Overton and his scholarship—including his book, Stealing Democracy: The Politics of Voter Suppression—please visit Spencer Overton.com.