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Voting Rights experts to discuss implications of Voter I.D. Laws

Voting Rights experts to discuss implications of Voter I.D. Laws

A panel of experts including members of the legal and media communities will examine enforcement of new voter identification laws across the nation, the myths and realities of voter fraud, and the allegations that voter ID laws contribute to voter disenfranchisement at Penn State Law on Friday, October 19 from 9:30 a.m. until noon. “For the current Presidential election, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court enjoined enforcement of Act 18, the Pennsylvania Voter I.D. Law requiring photo identification, but the national trend toward stricter voter identification laws is unlikely to abate,” said Penn State Law student Telecia Rose '13, a member of the executive board of the National  Black Law Student Association.

Participants include Stanley Brand, Penn State Law Distinguished Fellow in Law and Government; Former Senator and Lt. Governor Robert Jubelirer,  Suzanne Gamboa, Associated Press; Meridith McCoy, Voting Rights Fellow, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Penn State Law Professor Jill Engle, Andrew Hoover, Legislative Director, ACLU of Pennsylvania; and Penn State Law Professors Michael Foreman and Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia who will moderate the panels.

This event will be held in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium in the Lewis Katz Building in University Park, PA and will be simulcast to the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium, Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, PA. Although there is no cost to attend the event, please register here.

This program is co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society, Latino Law Student Association, Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association, National Lawyers Guild and OutLaw

Important Note about Parking
If attending the event in University Park, you have the option to purchase a parking pass at the registration table to park in the parking lot behind the Lewis Katz Building.  The cost for this pass is $6.00 – please have exact change for the purchase of this pass.  You also have the option to park in the East Parking Deck, which is located on Bigler Road. A map of the campus can be found here for your reference.  If you choose to park in the East Parking Deck, please allot at least 15 minutes to walk over to the law school in time for registration. 
If attending the event in Carlisle, please use street parking.


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