TITLE

Time to Revive Puerto Rican Voting Rights

AUTHOR(S)
Culliton-González, Katherine
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal;2008, Vol. 19, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) in which one of the sections prohibit denial of voting rights of people born in Puerto Rico based on any inability to read, write or understand English language. Many cases were brought in the 1960s and 70s in various cities in the U.S. to implement the Puerto Rican community's right to access elections in Spanish under Section 4 (e). In addition, Section 203 has a more direct means of offering language access.
ACCESSION #
38698454

 

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