Volume 137 Issue 4 February 2024

Democracy Note

Compulsory Voting’s American History

Voter turnout was higher in the 2020 U.S. presidential election than it had been in 120 years. Nearly sixty-seven percent of citizens over eighteen voted that November, exceeding rates that hovered around sixty percent in the…
Remedies Note

Voting Wrongs and Remedial Gaps

Today, voting rights plaintiffs largely seek injunctive relief. This wasn’t always the case. For most of the nation’s history, the standard remedy for a voting wrong was damages. In the usual case, an election official would…
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