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Professor Shaakirrah Sanders Available to Discuss Supreme Court Decision on Voter Restrictions  

September 01, 2016

On Wednesday, a divided U.S. Supreme Court refused to reinstate a set of voter restrictions enacted by the Republican-controlled Legislature in the battleground state of North Carolina.

In July, a federal appeals court invalidated the restrictions, declaring that they were deliberately targeted at making it more difficult for black people to vote.

The restrictions were enacted in 2013 shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder. That provision, until then, had required states with a history of discrimination in voting to pre-clear any changes in voting laws with the Justice Department or the federal courts.

Associate professor of law Shaakirrah R. Sanders is available to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to decline reinstating North Carolina voter restrictions

Sanders is an expert in individual rights and liberties under the U.S. Constitution and teaches courses in constitutional law, criminal procedure, and freedom of speech and press. She has appeared on national, regional and local broadcast news media outlets, including Boise’s KTVB News 7, Boise’s KITV News 9, Boise’s KBOI News 2, Northwest Public Radio and Boise State Public Radio. 

To arrange an interview with Sanders, contact her directly at the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise 111-364-4070 or [email protected].

Media Contact:
Cara Hawkins-Jedlicka
College of Law
University of Idaho 
[email protected]

Shaakirrah Sanders

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