"We Don't Want YOU to Vote! That's Why!": Today's Attack on Voting Rights

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 12:20pm - 1:20pm
University of Wyoming College of Law
19th and Willet Room 186
Laramie, WY 82070

Professor of Law Jessie Allen, of the University of Pittsburgh Law, will provide a synopsis on the recent Voter Identification Acts and their problematic consequences.

Professor Allen is well versed in election and voting rights litigation. She spent the 2008 election cycle litigating and advocating against voting barriers as a Senior Attorney with Advancement Project, a racial justice organization in Washington D.C. Previously, she was a staff attorney at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU, where, among other things, she worked on judicial policy and litigated criminal disenfranchisement cases, including Johnson v. Bush, a class action challenging Florida's permanent voting ban for anyone convicted of a felony.