Using Michigan as a vehicle for analysis because it has a student voting process representative of many states, this note seeks to accomplish four purposes: (1) an examination of the case law often underlying the presumption against student registrability; (2) an analysis of recent constitutional developments in the due process and equal protection areas as they relate to the particular problems posed by the student voter; (3) a survey of the competing local and student interests in the student vote issue; and (4) a conclusion regarding the likelihood that thwarted student voters can follow the paths of other disfranchised groups such as black citizens who have successfully achieved the unqualified right to vote.
W. P. Bullard & James A. Rice,
Restrictions on Student Voting: An Unconstitutional Anachronism?,
U. Mich. J. L. Reform
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