THE AMERICAN PROMISE: RETHINKING VOTING RIGHTS LAW AND POLICY FOR A MULTIRACIAL AND DIVIDED AMERICA (with Guy Charles), Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
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.
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]
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]
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]
The Voting Rights Act in Winter: The Death of a Superstatute (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles), 100 IOWA LAW REVIEW 1389 (2015). [HeinOnline] [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]
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]
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]
Legislative Findings, Congressional Powers, and the Future of the Voting Rights Act, 82 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 99 (2007). [SSRN] [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]
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]
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.
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).
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Abbott v. Perez, Race, and the Immodesty of the Roberts Court (with Guy-Uriel E. Charles). (July 31, 2018).
THE RISE OF A CONCEPT: JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE IN THE AMERICAN NATIONAL EXPERIMENT, 1789-1835. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2001. (Dissertation.)