Shelby County V. Holder Case Analysis

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Shelby County V. Holder: A critical analysis Introduction Along the time human beings have been able to evolve and modify its surroundings despite the environmental challenges. As a result, society has been creating laws in order to regulate different aspects of life. Shelby County V. Holder has a variety of components that made this case relevant. Despite the seniority of article 4 and 5 of the voting rights act of 1965. Shelby County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 195,085 (Census Bureau, 2017). The county is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky from 1792 to 1796 and again from 1812 to 1816.Shelby County is included in the Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area(Encyclopedia of Alabama,2017). Shelby County V. Holder is a 2003 landmark United States Supreme Court case, which deliberated the constitutionality of section four and five of the Voting rights act of…show more content…
The constitution and the fifteenth amendment were written to promote the American values such as freedom of speech and liberty to vote in a democratic nation. The voting rights should always be guaranteed and requirements to vote should not be complicated. States should also have the right to exercise its sovereignty, but states should not be able to restrict any American citizen the right to vote. This new requirement that states have been implementing prove that racial discrimination has not decreased and the impact in minorities is still relevant. Shelby County V Holder case was extremely important to have a clear understanding of the complexities of American politics and its executive, judicial, and legislative branches. Shelby County V. Holder also makes millions of Afro-American as well a minorities susceptible to voting discrimination by freely allowing states to implement restrictions on voting requirements (Civil Rights Organization,
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