The 1965 Voting Rights is the nation’s most successful civil right law. On the eve of the Act’s passage, massive disfranchisement of blacks in the South was a glaring blight on our democracy. Open discrimination plus literacy as a voter registration requirement combined to deny the first right of citizenship to a substantial segment of […]
Katharine Inglis Butler
Katharine Inglis Butler is professor of law at the University of South Carolina.