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Professor Rhodes interviewed for a podcast about his new book "Ballot Blocked"

Jesse H. Rhodes, political science, is interviewed for a podcast where he discusses his new book “Ballot Blocked.”  Rhodes argues that Republicans in Congress along with Republican presidential administrations since the 1960s have appeared to support the Voting Rights Act, but have used a variety of methods to undermine its intent and application. Rhodes says Republicans in Congress knew that overt opposition to the law was bad politics, so they have worked behind the scenes to weaken voting rights. He also says conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have been eroding the power of the law for decades. (Scholars Strategy Network, 1/24/18)

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