Election Law Program

October 17, 2012 5:30 PM

SNR Denton
1221 Avenue of the Americas

5:30pm - 6:30pm Cocktails
6:30pm - 8:00pm Program

Host: Richard M. Zuckerman

The race is on, the debates are brewing, the advertisements are flowing, and the election is near. Elections are key to our democratic way of life and our elections are only as good and as valid as the people's confidence in them. Besides all of the other obstacles to a free government are any obstacles to fair and free voting. This year has seen an onslaught of battles in key states directed at restrictive laws threatening access to the voting booth. Those in favor of the laws claim they are necessary to prevent voter fraud. Those against them claim they are discriminatory and interfere with the voting process.

Program Materials

  • Applewhite v. Commonwealth (Lower Court on Remand - Voter ID Law decision-10-2-2012) 
  • Applewhite v. Commonwealth- Lower Court Opinion 
  • Applewhite v. Commonwealth-Supreme Court Opinion 
  • Brennan Center Issue Brief of Voter Modernization 
  • Brennan Center Voter Modernization Fact Sheet 
  • Common Cause-Ga v. Billups (District Court Decision) 
  • Common Cause-Ga. v. Billups (11th Circuit ) 
  • Crawford v. Marion County Election Board 553 U.S. 181 (2009) 
  • Federal Cases 
  • Harvard Law Review Compulsory Voting 
  • League of Women Voters v Browning 
  • Minor v. Happersett 
  • National Voter Registration Act 
  • Opposition to TROFLA 
  • Order Denying a Temporary Restraining Order 
  • Pennsylvania Voter ID Law, Act. No. 18, HB 934 
  • Rhode Island Study 
  • U.S. Supreme Court cases 
  • State Restrictions on Voter Registration Drives 
  • U.S. v. Detzner Complaint 
  • U.S. v. Florida Amicus - Brennan Center 
  • Voter Empowerment Act 
  • Voting Law Changes in 2012