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Luis Fuentes-Rohwer

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Luis Fuentes-Rohwer

Professor of Law and Class of 1950 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor​

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Luis Fuentes-Rohwer

Professor of Law and Class of 1950 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor




Pathological Racism, Chronic Racism, and Targeted Universalism (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 109 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 1107 (2021). [HeinOnline]

Toward a Law and Politics of Racial Solidarity (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), CORNELL LAW REVIEW ONLINE (forthcoming, 2021).

No Voice, No Exit, but Loyalty? Puerto Rico and Constitutional Obligation (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 26 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF RACE AND LAW 133 (2021).

Chiafalo: Constitutionalizing Historical Gloss in Law & Democratic Politics (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 15 HARVARD LAW AND POLICY REVIEW 15 (2020). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Slouching Toward Universality: A Brief History of Race, Voting, and Political Participation (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 62 HOWARD LAW JOURNAL 809 (2019). [HeinOnline]

Dirty Thinking about Law and Democracy in Rucho v. Common Cause (with Guy-Uriel Charles), AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY SUPREME COURT REVIEW 2018-2019.

Judicial Intervention as Judicial Restraint (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 131 HARVARD LAW REVIEW 236 (2018). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Race and Representation Revisited: The New Racial Gerrymandering Cases and Section 2 of the VRA (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 59 WILLIAM AND MARY LAW REVIEW 1559 (2018). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Taking Judicial Legitimacy Seriously93 CHICAGO-KENT LAW REVIEW 505 (2018). [HeinOnline]

Who's Afraid of the Hated Political Gerrymander?, 104 KENTUCKY LAW JOURNAL 561 (2015/16). [HeinOnline]

Foreword: Reflections on Our Founding (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 20 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF RACE & LAW 245 (2015). [HeinOnline]

Habermas, The Public Sphere, and the Creation of a Racial Counterpublic (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 21 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF RACE & LAW 1 (2015). [HeinOnline]

Race, Federalism, and Voting Rights (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 2015 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LEGAL FORUM 113. [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The Racial Evolution of Justice Kennedy and Its Implications for Law, Theory, and the End of the Second Reconstruction, 2015 MICHIGAN STATE LAW REVIEW 1473. [HeinOnline]

Reynolds Reconsidered (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 67 ALABAMA LAW REVIEW 485 (2015). [HeinOnline]

The Voting Rights Act in Winter: The Death of a Superstatute (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 100 IOWA LAW REVIEW 1389 (2015). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

State's Rights, Last Rights, and Voting Rights (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 47 CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW 481 (2014). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Voting Rights Law and Policy in Transition (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 127 HARVARD LAW REVIEW FORUM 243 (2014). [HeinOnline]

Mapping a Post-Shelby County Contingency Strategy (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 123 YALE LAW JOURNAL ONLINE 131 (2013). [SSRN]

Is This the Beginning of the End of the Second Reconstruction?, 59 THE FEDERAL LAWYER 54 (2012). [HeinOnline]

Perspectives: A Deceptively Complex Question, 12 INSIGHTS ON LAW AND SOCIETY 12 (2012). [HeinOnline]

Judicial Activism and the Interpretation of the Voting Rights Act: Understanding Activism and the Interpretation of the Voting Rights Act Symposium: Acknowledging Race in a Post-Racial Era, 32 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW 857 (2011). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Justice Kennedy to the Rescue?, 160 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW REVIEW PENNUMBRA 209 (2011). [HeinOnline]

Looking for a Few Good Philosopher Kings: Political Gerrymandering as a Question of Institutional Competence, 43 CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW 1157 (2011). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

The Future of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in the Hands of a Conservative Court, 5 DUKE JOURNAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW & PUBLIC POLICY 125 (2010). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Leaving the Thicket at Last? (with Laura Jane Durfee), 2009 MICHIGAN STATE LAW REVIEW 417 (2009). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Understanding the Paradoxical Case of the Voting Rights Act, 36 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 697 (2009). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Back to the Beginning: An Essay on the Court, the Law of Democracy, and Trust, 43 WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW 1045 (2008). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Bringing Democracy to Puerto Rico: A Rejoinder, 11 HARVARD LATINO LAW REVIEW 157 (2008). [HeinOnline]

The Land That Democratic Theory Forgot, 83 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1525 (2008). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Legislative Findings, Congressional Powers, and the Future of the Voting Rights Act, 82 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 99 (2007). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

The Politics of Preclearance (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 12 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF RACE & LAW 513 (2007). [HeinOnline]

Preclearance, Discrimination, and the Department of Justice: The Case of South Carolina (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 57 SOUTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW 827 (2006). [HeinOnline]

Domesticating the Gerrymander: An Essay on Standards, Fair Representation, and the Necessary Question of Judicial Will, 14 CORNELL JOURNAL OF LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY 423 (2005). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Reconsidering the Law of Democracy: Political Questions, Prudence and the Judicial Role, 47 WILLIAM AND MARY LAW REVIEW 1899 (2005). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

In Defense of Deference (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 21 CONSTITUTIONAL COMMENTARY 133 (2004). [HeinOnline]

Of Platonic Guardians, Trust, and Equality: A Comment on Hasen’s Minimalist Approach to the Law of Elections, 31 JOURNAL OF LEGISLATION 25 (2004). [HeinOnline]

A Principled Approach to the Quest for Racial Diversity on the Judiciary (with Kevin Johnson), 10 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF RACE & LAW 5 (2004). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Doing Our Politics in Court: Gerrymandering, “Fair Representation” an Exegesis into the Judicial Role, 78 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW 527 (2002). [HeinOnline]

Baker’s Promise, Equal Protection and the Modern Redistricting Revolution: A Plea for Rationality, 80 NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW 1353 (2002).

Challenges to Racial Redistricting in the New Millennium: Hunt v. Cromartie as a Case Study (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 58 WASHINGTON AND LEE LAW REVIEW 227 (2001). [HeinOnline]

The Electoral College, the Right to Vote and “Our Federalism”: A Comment on A Lasting Institution (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 29 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 879 (2001). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Note. The Emptiness of Majority Rule, 1 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF RACE AND LAW 195 (1996). [HeinOnline]

Book Chapters

Race, Law and the Political Process, in RACE, RACISM AND THE LAW HANDBOOK (Guy Charles and Aziza Ahmed, eds.). forthcoming 2022.

Shaw v. Reno Opinion (with Guy-Uriel Charles) in CRITICAL RACE JUDGMENTS: REWRITTEN U.S. COURT OPINIONS ON RACE AND LAW (Bennet Capers, et al., Eds.). Cambridge University Press: forthcoming 2020.

Reynolds Revisited (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles) in ELECTION LAW STORIES (J.A. Douglas and E.D. Mazo, Eds.). St. Paul, MN: Foundation Press, 2016.

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson in A COMPANION TO THE RECONSTRUCTION PRESIDENTS, 1865-1881 (Edward O. Frantz, Ed.)Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.

The Racial Metamorphosis of Justice Kennedy and the Future of Civil Rights in THE NEW BLACK: WHAT HAS CHANGED AND WHAT HAS NOT WITH RACE IN AMERICA (Kenneth W. Mack and Guy-Uriel E.Charles, Eds.) New York: New Press, 2013.

On the Renewal of Section 5 of the VRA: Why Congress Failed Voters of Color (with Guy-Uriel E.Charles), in MAKING EVERY VOTE COUNT: FEDERAL ELECTION LEGISLATION IN THE STATES (Andrew Rachlin, Ed.) Princeton: Princeton University, 2006.

Rethinking Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (with Guy-Uriel E.Charles), in THE FUTURE OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT (David Epstein, Ed.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2006.

Editorials & Commentaries

The Court's Voting-Rights Decision Was Worse Than People Think (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), THE ATLANTIC (Jul. 8, 2021).

What's Behind the Fight Over Wisconsin's Primary? The Supreme Court's Gerrymandering Ruling (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), WASHINGTON POST (Apr. 21, 2020).

Blog Posts

Harvard Law Review Blog --

Abbott v. Perez, Race, and the Immodesty of the Roberts Court (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles). (July 31, 2018).

Other Publications

THE RISE OF A CONCEPT: JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IN THE AMERICAN NATIONAL EXPERIMENT, 1789-1835. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2001. (Dissertation.)