The Voting Rights Act and Judicial Elections: Accommodating the Interests of States Without Compromising the Goals of the Act
Kirsten Lundgaard Izatt   |   1996 U. Ill. L. Rev.

The Voting Rights Act protects minorities from discriminatory election practices which decrease the voting strength of minority groups. For purposes of the Act, judicial and legislative elections are indistinguishable. In this note, the author contends that these two types of elections are different but argues that the major difference, the interests of states in judicial administration, does not require courts to apply an entirely different analysis in fashioning a remedy. Instead, the author concludes that courts can tailor the standard section 2 analysis to account for the interests of states.