Event Title

Option II: Voter ID’s, Election-Roll Purging, and the Coordinated New Assault on Minority Voting Rights

Location

Goldberg Room

Start Date

4-3-2013 11:15 AM

End Date

4-3-2013 12:30 PM

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This panel discussed the emergence of a new slate of restrictive voting laws and election practices that threaten to abridge the rights of millions of Blacks, Latinos, and members of other marginalized communities. The political context in which these practices arose was examined, as was the controversial justifications given for their enactment. Most importantly, the panelists considered the legal challenges to these practices, and the ways the resulting cases in Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina have reshaped legal understandings of the VRA and election law.

Moderator: Spencer A. Overton

, Professor of Law, George Washington University

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Mar 4th, 11:15 AM Mar 4th, 12:30 PM

Option II: Voter ID’s, Election-Roll Purging, and the Coordinated New Assault on Minority Voting Rights

Goldberg Room

This panel discussed the emergence of a new slate of restrictive voting laws and election practices that threaten to abridge the rights of millions of Blacks, Latinos, and members of other marginalized communities. The political context in which these practices arose was examined, as was the controversial justifications given for their enactment. Most importantly, the panelists considered the legal challenges to these practices, and the ways the resulting cases in Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina have reshaped legal understandings of the VRA and election law.

Moderator: Spencer A. Overton

, Professor of Law, George Washington University