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The story behind Dunn v. Blumstein, 50 years after it changed voting in Tennessee Making the Case

    • Government

Voting rights in Tennessee changed when a young lawyer - new to Nashville- convinced the U.S. Supreme Court that the state's residency requirements were unconstitutional.

Vanderbilt Law Professor James Blumstein takes us back to 1970 when he challenged Tennessee state law and found himself arguing the case- his first-before the United States Supreme Court.

The Court's 6-1 ruling in his favor was announced 50 years ago on March 21, 1972. 


James Blumstein | Faculty | Law School | Vanderbilt University

Voting rights in Tennessee changed when a young lawyer - new to Nashville- convinced the U.S. Supreme Court that the state's residency requirements were unconstitutional.

Vanderbilt Law Professor James Blumstein takes us back to 1970 when he challenged Tennessee state law and found himself arguing the case- his first-before the United States Supreme Court.

The Court's 6-1 ruling in his favor was announced 50 years ago on March 21, 1972. 


James Blumstein | Faculty | Law School | Vanderbilt University

48 min

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