Continuing Legal Education

After Shelby County v. Holder: The Impact on Voting Access [CANCELLED]

September 24, 2014
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
1.25 MCLE hours
Presented by Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law

Chicago
ISBA Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
(map and directions)
Or Online Course

This program has been cancelled.


In Shelby County v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court found that the pre-clearance requirements and the coverage formula of the Voting Rights Act of 1964 are no longer applicable to the States. As a result, numerous state legislatures and Governors passed (or are seeking to pass) voter restrictions that will effectively prevent persons from minority groups, including the poor, elderly, and disabled, from exercising their constitutional right to vote. In response, the ACLU, the League of Women Voters, and other civil rights organizations have created voting rights projects to monitor government restrictions, educate voters on how to protect their rights, develop strategies to challenge restrictive laws, and lobby Congress to reauthorize the set of pre-clearance requirements and the coverage formula it has approved in previous years. Don't miss this informative seminar that offers an in-depth look at how Shelby County v. Holder has impacted citizen’s voting rights.

 

Program Coordinators:
Sharon L. Eiseman, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Chicago
Daniel R. Saeedi, Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP, Chicago

Program Moderator:
Daniel R. Saeedi, Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP, Chicago