Voting Rights Legislation: Restrictions, Expansion and The Impact on the 2016 Elections
Thursday, October 20, 2016; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2 NY Credits: 2 PP;
2 NJ Credits: 2 General
Program Co-Sponsors : NYCLA’s Federal Courts Committeeand New York State Bar Association Committees on Civil Rights and Diversity and Inclusion and General Practice Section
Program Chairs: Vince Chang, Wollmuth Maher &Deutsch LLP and Jeremy Benjamin, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Moderator: Wendy Weiser, Brennan Center for Justice
Faculty: Juan Cartagena, Latino Justice PRLDEF; Frank Deale,CUNY School of Law; Randy McLaughlin, Pace Law School;Victorien Wu, NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Join our panel of experts as they discuss The Voting Rights Act of 1965, amendments to the law, key decisions interpreting the law and the impact on the disenfranchised.
Special attention will be paid to the recent state actions imposing limits or restrictions on voting rights, as well as some state actions that have actually made it easier for people to register to vote. Finally, our panelists will discuss the how the voting rights laws are likely to affect the outcome of the presidential and other key elections occurring this November.
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