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Voting Rights Gets A New Scholarly Institution

November 17, 2015

Voting Rights litigators, advocates, experts and practitioners have a new resource both online and off with the newly established Voting Rights Institute at Georgetown Law. The institute was formed in partnership with the American Constitution Society and the Campaign Legal Center. Many of the stalwarts working behind the scenes in voting rights litigation came together… Read More ›

UMass Lowell to Mark 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

Contacts for media:  Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209 or Nancy Cicco, 978-934-4944 or LOWELL, Mass. – Fifty years ago this month, civil rights activists engaged in three historic marches from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., with the goal of demonstrating that black Americans wanted to exercise their constitutional right to vote. The marches were watershed moments… Read More ›

Alabama Law Review Symposium: 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

 Tuscaloosa, Alabama – February 27 8:00am -5:00pm The University of Alabama School of Law is pleased to announce the presenters for the Alabama Law Review’s Voting Rights Act Symposium. Join us as the nation’s foremost experts on the Voting Rights Act commemorate the 50th Anniversary of this historic enactment. The symposium is 8 a.m.-5 p.m…. Read More ›

VRA at 50: March 4th at Ohio State Univ. Moritz College of Law

Ohio – On March 4, two experts will address the history, legacy, and  future of the Voting Rights Act in events presented by The Ohio State  University’s Moritz College of Law, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio, and the Kirwan Institute. Pam Karlan, deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the… Read More ›

Persily and Mann Review First Post Shelby Dialogue Among Voting Rights Scholars

On July 1st, thought leaders in the world of voting rights gathered together at a symposium titled “Voting Rights after Shelby County v. Holder.” Participants included both scholars and practitioners of voting rights law and a thought-provoking discussion ensued exploring the limits of the Shelby decision, the future of the Voting Rights Act and the… Read More ›