Justice Speaks Lunch: The State of Voting Rights in America
Co-Sponsored with the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
Wednesday October 17, 2012
The 2012 election is fast approaching and the ability of citizens to participate in the political process could have enormous consequences. This panel will consider challenges to the right to vote posed by one particular obstacle: new voter ID and registration requirements. What is the current status of these obstacles and what impact will they have on voter participation in the upcoming election? What is at stake for American law and policy in the upcoming election? What can we do now to eliminate barriers, expand voter access to the ballot box, and increase voter participation?
Attendees at this program may be eligible for one hour of CLE credit in professional practice for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys.
Speaker 1: Vishal Agraharkar, Counsel for Democracy Program at Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
Speaker 2: Glenn Magpantay, Director, Democracy Program at Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Speaker 3: Andrew Schlichter from Davis Polk & Wardwell, Representing 866-OUR-VOTE, a Non-Partisan Election Protection Coalition.
Moderated By: Joshua Freeman, 2012-2013 Carbonell Law and Policy Fellow, Justice Action Center, New York Law School.