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News Posted on August 16, 2012

Joanna Cuevas Ingram '12 Published in Harvard Latino Law Review 

Joanna Cuevas Ingram '12 has published her paper "The Color of Change: Voting Rights in the 21st Century and the California Voting Rights Act," in the latest issue of the Harvard Latino Law Review.  Her piece seeks to explore how coalitions of minority plaintiffs may be able to bring effective voting rights claims under both Section 2 of the Federal Voting Rights Act (VRA) as well as under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) to directly address continued voter discrimination, dilution, and disenfranchisement in the twenty-first century.  

Cuevas Ingram was recently awarded a 2012-2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowship at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, where she works on voting rights and civil rights law.  She wrote the paper as a King Hall student and thanks Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Associate Dean Vikram Amar, the late Professor Keith Aoki, and Professor Christopher S. Elmendorf for their assistance in the paper's biographical note.  The paper is dedicated to the memory of Professor Aoki.  

"The Color of Change: Voting Rights in the 21st Century and the California Voting Rights Act"