Biden’s voting rights ambitions: an effort doomed to fail?
Abstract: Le ambizioni di Biden in materia di diritto di voto: uno sforzo destinato a fallire? – The article gives an account of the relevant Presidential actions and the mostly inconclusive Congressional efforts carried out during the first two years of the Biden Presidency to prevent the spread of voter suppression policies and the insurgence of election subversion strategies. The analysis is supplemented by references to the shortcomings of US voting rights legislation following the narrow reading of the applicable constitutional and statutory provisions by the Roberts Court over the past 15 years. The text also includes a few additional remarks on the current election law cases pending before the US Supreme Court, which could bring about seismic shifts in the regulatory regime for the upcoming electoral cycles.
Keywords: Voting Rights Act; Electoral Count Act; election subversion; disenfranchisement; election litigation.
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