Reflect


TopicThe debates over voting rights and procedures highlight the impact of the separation of powers provisions of the U.S. Constitution and the intention of providing checks and balances between the various branches of our government.For this discussion, please read the Shelby County and Brnovich cases as well as the materials regarding the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 VRAA) which is currently being considered by Congress.At this link, you’ll find the text of the bill as well as tabs leading you to summaries, actions, and more information.What did you learn from these materials about state and federal separation of powers?Checks and balances?Do you think the Supreme Courts’ reasoning in both cases made sense?Why or why not?How might the VRAA if passed have an impact on these two decisions?Note:If you’re REALLY ambitious, the Bush v. Gore 531 US 98 2000)decision also addresses state power regarding election procedures.It’s a long decision, so it’s optional!