Speaker: Debo Adegbile, Partner, Wilmer Hale Law Firm
Speaker: Bradley Smith, Professor of Law, Capital University Law
Moderator: John Greabe, Professor of Law, UNH Law School
The Voting Rights Act
of 1965 outlawed all discriminatory voting practices that denied people the
right to vote. But some states have enacted practices that can suppress voter
rights – literacy tests, ID cards, residency requirements, purges of voter
rolls, and gerrymandering. Are these suppressions legal? And, in 2010, the
Supreme Court ruled that corporations and special interest groups have a free
speech right to spend unlimited amounts of money in elections. This can drown
out other voices and diminish the ability of many voters to hear other views
and thus make reasoned decisions.
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