Civil Rights Implications of Federal Voting Fraud Prosecutions: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session ... September 26, 1985, Volumen4

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Página 163 - If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose...
Página 171 - If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any citizen in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States...
Página 163 - ... other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the Senate, or Member of the House of Representatives, Delegates or Commissioners from the Territories or possessions, at any general, special, or primary election held solely or in part for the purpose of selecting or electing any such candidate.
Página 163 - ... persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years or both. If, however, the offense, the commission of which is the object of the conspiracy, is a misdemeanor only, the punishment for such conspiracy shall not exceed the...
Página 183 - The right to vote freely for the candidate of one's choice is of the essence of a democratic society, and any restrictions on that right strike at the heart of representative government,
Página 163 - Whoever knowingly or willfully gives false information as to his name, address, or period of residence in the voting district for the purpose of establishing his eligibility to register or vote, or conspires with another individual for the purpose of encouraging his false registration to vote or illegal voting, or pays or offers to pay or accept payment either for registration to vote or for voting shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both...
Página 172 - ... [They shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results, they shall be subject to imprisonment for any term of years or for life.
Página 183 - Obviously included within the right to choose, secured by the Constitution, is the right of qualified voters within a state to cast their ballots and have them counted . . . ." 313 US, at 315. Racially based gerrymandering, Gomillion v. Lightfoot, 364 US 339, and the conducting of white primaries, Nixon v. Herndon, 273 US 536, Nixon v. Condon, 286 US 73, Smith v. Allwright, 321 US 649, Terry v. Adams, 345 US 461, both of which result in denying to some citizens their right to vote, have been held...
Página 177 - Price that when § 241 speaks of "any right or privilege secured ... by the Constitution or laws of the United States,
Página 183 - ... political processes which can ordinarily be expected to bring about repeal of undesirable legislation, is to be subjected to more exacting judicial scrutiny under the general prohibitions of the Fourteenth Amendment than are most other types of legislation. On restrictions upon the right to vote, see Nixon v. Herndon, 273 US 536; Nixon v. Condon, 286 US 73; on restraints upon the dissemination of information, see Near v.

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