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David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library

Racial and Social Justice: Voting Discrimination

This Guide presents resources available to NIU College of Law students, faculty, administration and staff to help foster a legal profession dedicated to upholding racial justice.

The Right to Vote

"I have said this before, and I will say it again: the vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy."  - John Lewis, June 2019.

Important Works at the Law Library

Exercising the Franchise

Election Law

Recent Court Cases

Legal Organizations Protecting Voting Rights

Gerrymandering and Disenfranchisement

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