Before Brown v. Board…, African Americans wanted civil rights that addressed both economic and legal inequalities. When the NAACP fought for civil rights in Brown…, however, the economic component was left behind. In her recent book, Risa Goluboff (University of Virginia)explores how different things could have been.

Also featured: In 2003, electronic voting machines in Boone County, Iowa counted 140,000 votes for a population of around 50,000. Premchand Uppuluri (Radford University) cites such glaring errors when he argues for adjustments to electronic voting systems. Uppuluri wants electronic voting machines to have a paper trail and open-source software, allowing people to study and evaluate the process from within.

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