Professor of Law and Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow
In the News
"IU law prof says Supreme Court gutted Voting Rights Act"
June 25, 2013
"Indianapolis Bar Association Interrogatories"
The Indiana Lawyer,
February 27, 2013
"Is the Voting Rights Act still needed?"
The New York Times,
February 24, 2013
"The partisan politics of election laws"
February 21, 2013
"Democrats' walkout leads to another 'fines' mess"
January 16, 2013
"Counting voter fraud"
The Wall Street Journal,
September 1, 2012
"Under Obama, is America 'post-racial'?"
Room for Debate (The New York Times),
September 22, 2011
"Is the GOP rigging the electoral college?"
The Washington Post,
September 21, 2011
"Rick Perry's Plan: $10,000 for a B.A."
Room for Debate (The New York Times),
September 6, 2011
"Does It Matter Where You Go to College?"
New York Times,
November 30, 2010
"IU Law Professor Questions Kagan's Record on Diversity"
June 30, 2010
"Newsradio 850 KOA Denver -- The Rick Barber Show"
Newsradio 850 KOA Denver,
May 10, 2010
"Brouhaha begins over council redistricting"
October 12, 2009
"Burke v. Bennett hits Indiana's high court today"
Terre Haute Tribune Star,
May 27, 2009
"A golden opportunity to revamp the Voting Rights Act"
Los Angeles Times,
May 25, 2009
"Supreme Court to hear voter-ID arguments today"
January 9, 2008
- Recorder, Ethics 2000 Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association
- Commissioner, Bloomington Human Rights Commission
- Chair, Indiana University Latino Faculty and Staff Council
- Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center
Professor Fuentes-Rohwer's scholarship focuses on the intersection of race and democratic theory, as reflected in the law of democracy in general and the Voting Rights Act in particular. Fuentes-Rohwer is interested in the way that institutions - and especially courts - are asked to craft and implement the ground rules of American politics. His dissertation, entitled The Rise of a Concept: Judicial Independence in the American National Context, 1787-1833, examines the way that the concept of judicial independent gained traction soon after the U.S. Constitution came into being as a necessary counterpoint to the rise of political parties. His most recent work focuses on the political and constitutional status of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico under American rule.
- The Future of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in the Hands of a Conservative Court, DUKE JOURNAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW & PUBLIC POLICY (Forthcoming 2010).
- Leaving the Thicket at Last? (with Laura Jane Durfee), 2009 MICHIGAN STATE LAW REVIEW 417 (2009).
- Understanding the Paradoxical Case of the Voting Rights Act, 36 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 697 (2009).
- Back to the Beginning: An Essay on the Court, the Law of Democracy, and Trust, 43 WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW 1045 (2008)
- Bringing Democracy to Puerto Rico: A Rejoinder, HARVARD LATINO LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2008)
- Citizenship in the Age of Empire, INDIANA LAW JOURNAL (forthcoming 2008)
- Racial Bloc Voting and Direct Democracy, CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2008) (with Guy Charles)
- The Politics of Preclearance, 13 Michigan Journal of Race and Law 513 (2007) (with Guy Charles)
- Legislative Findings, Congressional Powers, and the Future of the Voting Rights Act, 82 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 100 (2007)
- On the Renewal of Section 5 of the VRA: Why Congress Failed Voters of Color, in MAKING EVERY VOTE COUNT: FEDERAL ELECTION LEGISLATION IN THE STATES (Andrew Rachlin ed.) (Princeton University 2006) (with Guy Charles)
- Rethinking Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, in THE FUTURE OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT (Epstein et al., eds., 2006) (with Guy Charles)
- Reconsidering the Law of Democracy: Political Questions, Prudence and the Judicial Role, 47 WILLIAM AND MARY LAW REVIEW 1899 (2006).
- Preclearance, Discrimination, and the Department of Justice: The Case of South Carolina, 57 South Carolina Law Review 827 (with Guy Charles) (2006)