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Shelby County, Alabama: Is the Voting Rights Act Obsolete?
The American Constitution Society will host the Constitutional Accountability Center's Chief Counsel, Elizabeth Wydra, to discuss the future and constitutionality of the Voting Right Acts. Lunch will be provided.
Ms. Wydra will also discuss and take questions on her experience traversing public interest - private sector divide. Lunch will be provided.
Elizabeth is Constitutional Accountability Center’s Chief Counsel. Elizabeth frequently participates in Supreme Court litigation and has argued several important cases in the federal courts of appeals. She joined CAC from private practice at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges in San Francisco, where she was an attorney working with former Stanford Law School Dean Kathleen Sullivan in the firm’s Supreme Court/appellate practice. Previously, Elizabeth was a supervising attorney and teaching fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center appellate litigation clinic, a law clerk for Judge James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and a lawyer at Shaw Pittman, a law firm in Washington DC. Elizabeth has appeared on television as a legal expert for NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News, and Fox Business Channel, and Current TV, and has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and nationally-syndicated radio programs. She has been quoted extensively in the print media and is a regular contributor to the American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. Her writings have appeared in Slate and on numerous political and legal blogs, such as Huffington Post, Grist, and ACSblog. She has also published in the Syracuse Law Review and the Yale Journal of International Law. Elizabeth is a graduate of Yale Law School.