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Date:
February 13, 2013
Start:
12:00pm
End:
1:00pm
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Location:
TNH 3.142 (Walker Classroom)
Event type:
Panel Discussion / Speaker Series
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Join us as the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society host a panel discussion on Section Five of the Voting Rights Act as the U.S. Supreme Court gears up to hear oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, a case directly challenging Section Five's constitutionality. Professor Joseph Fishkin will moderate the discussion on Section Five's constitutionality and its implications in election law litigation and legislation. Please invite anyone interested in this relevant subject. The featured speakers are:

Luis Figueroa, Legislative Staff Attorney, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Allison Riggs, Staff Attorney, Voting Rights, Southern Coalition for Social Justice; and Trey Trainor, Of Counsel, Beirne, Maynard, & Parsons LLP

Chick-fil-A lunch will be provided.

Specific audiences:
  • UT Law students
  • Prospective students
  • UT Law alumni
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • General public
Sponsored by:
  • Texas Federalist Society

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the sponsor listed above or the UT Law Special Events Office at specialevents@law.utexas.edu no later than seven business days prior to the event.