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Ted Shaw

Professor at Columbia University law school

Ted Shaw appears in the following:

Supreme Court Update

Monday, June 29, 2009

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and founding editor of the XX Factor, talks about some recent rulings--as well as Justice Souter's last day on the bench. Also: Ted Shaw, a professor of law at Columbia Law School and former president of the

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Texas case challenges Voting Rights Act in Supreme Court

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Supreme Court will hear a challenge today that goes to the heart of the Voting Rights Act. This landmark piece of legislation was enacted in 1965 to prevent racial discrimination at the polls. The section of the law at the center of the case requires some states, primarily those in the South, to get federal approval before they can change any of their voting procedures. The changes that require approval from the Justice Department can be as big as a redistricting plan or as small as moving a polling place to a new location. A Texas community got approval for a move, but still decided to take their case to the Supreme Court.

When the U.S. Supreme Court hears the case today, it will be deciding the fate of a hard-fought piece of civil rights legislation. But now that we have an African American president, some say we no longer need the protections afforded by this act. Is the need to protect minorities at the polls outdated? The Takeaway talks to Ted Shaw. He’s a professor at Columbia University Law School and Of Counsel to the law firm of Fulbright and Jaworksi.

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In the Affirmative: Education and Affirmative Action

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Ted Shaw, director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Lani Guinier, civil rights scholar, Bennet Boskey professor of law at Harvard University Law School and author of the forthcoming, Meritocracy Inc.: How Wealth Became Merit, Class Became Race, and College Education Became a Gift from the ...

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Zbig Picture

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Former national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski talks about our last three presidents and the post cold-war world. He critiques the foreign policy of the current president as well as former Presidents Bush and Clinton. He also looks at the challenge ahead for the current presidential hopefuls. Plus: muslims in America; ...