AHA Members Author Amicus Brief for SCOTUS Case Involving the Voting Rights Act (April 2024)

AHA members Carol Anderson (Emory Univ.), Orville Vernon Burton (Clemson Univ.), and Alexander Keyssar (Harvard Univ.), as well as J. Morgan Kousser (California Inst. of Technology) have authored an amicus curiae brief to the US Supreme Court in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. et al. v. Secretary of State of Georgia, an appeal involving Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. This group of voting rights historians, working with the Brennan Center for Justice and represented by Mayer Brown LLP and the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic, challenges Georgia’s claim that individuals and community groups cannot bring lawsuits to enforce Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. In the brief, they describe the historical evidence that supports the power of individuals and groups to sue to protect their voting rights.