Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2020
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Session Type: Other Organization Events
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Congressional A
    Floor: Lobby Level
    Since 2010, twenty-five states have enacted laws restricting the right to vote, yet in 2013 the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act citing federalism concerns. As we enter an election year, many advocates have turned to local and
    state jurisdictions to protect and expand access to the ballot box. Will a focus on innovation at the state or local level strengthen voting rights or create an even greater disparity between red-state and blue-state voters’ ability to cast a ballot? Are there underutilized federal tools, such as the Elections Clause, that could better protect the right to vote? Will “faithless elector” litigation offer a path forward to reforming the undemocratic Electoral College? In the end, how can Democracy and Federalism co-exist synergistically? Or must one be constrained for the other to flourish?

Session Speakers
Duke University School of Law

University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Session Fees

Fees information is not available at this time.