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Gutting the Voting Rights Act Class with Sherrilyn Ifill

Thursday, July 4, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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Gutting the Voting Rights Act:

What it Means for the Future of Our Democracy

Prof. Brittain, Sherrilyn Ifill and Prof. Henderson

On Monday, July 1, Professors John Brittain and Wade Henderson welcomed members of the public to hear a presentation by featured speaker Sherrilyn Ifill, Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and to participate in a discussion of the recent Supreme Court ruling in the voting rights case of Shelby Co v. Holder.

In addition to enrolled students, over 60 alumni, friends of the School of Law, faculty and members of the public attended the discussion.  Former UDC President and law professor Timothy Jenkins was in attendance, as well as the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, founder and Director of the Hip Hop Caucus were in attendance.  (Both pictured below.)

The evening was part of the ongoing Seminar on Civil and Human Rights in the 21st Century at the David A. Clarke School of Law.

Timothy Jenkins

Rev. Lennox Yearwood

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