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dc.creatorFjetland, Gale M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-12T19:55:44Z
dc.date.available2018-11-12T19:55:44Z
dc.date.issued1974
dc.identifier.citation5 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 851en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/82147
dc.description.abstractThe court in Whatley held article 5.08(k) of the Texas Election Code was unconstitutional because a statutory presumption of non-residency, applicable to students only, violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The author comments that, although the United States Supreme Court has never heard a challenge to a statute such as article 5.08(k), the strength of precedent striking down similar presumptions made it predictable that article 5.08(k) would fall. Further, the author suggests various policy grounds in support of the Fifth Circuit’s decision. The author concludes that, the Fifth Circuit has taken a significant step in eliminating discrimination and in preserving the right to vote, in turn strengthening the democratic process.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTexas Tech Law Reviewen_US
dc.subjectArticle 5.08(k)en_US
dc.subjectEqual Protection Clauseen_US
dc.subjectFourteenth Amendmenten_US
dc.subjectPresumption of non-residenceen_US
dc.subjectTexas Election Codeen_US
dc.subjectWhatley v. Clarken_US
dc.subjectCase noteen_US
dc.subjectStudentsen_US
dc.subjectVoting rightsen_US
dc.subjectVotingen_US
dc.subjectNon-residencyen_US
dc.titleA Statutory Presumption That a Student Is Not a Resident of the Community Where He Is Attending School Violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendmenten_US
dc.title.alternativeElections—Voting Residence—A Statutory Presumption That a Student Is Not a Resident of the Community Where He Is Attending School Violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendmenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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