Election Matters 2023

2023 may be off the regular cycle but election news doesn’t stop. The Elections Research Center is partnering with the State Democracy Research Initiative to host the Election Matters 2023 event series to bring together various experts to dissect developments in all things elections-related.

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Year in Review: Democracy Litigation in SCOTUS and the States

Held on July 11th, this panel discussion tackled recent Supreme Court and state court cases related to election law and administration.

Voting Rights and the Criminal Justice System

Held on October 13th, this panel discussion addressed current approaches and challenges to voting rights for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.

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Gavel on top of absentee ballot to illustrate the court involvement in presidential election

Year in Review: Democracy Litigation in SCOTUS and the States

The panel features attorneys who litigated some of this year’s most important cases, including Moore v. Harper and Allen v. Milligan in the U.S. Supreme Court. The discussion also addresses recent state court rulings involving voting rights and gerrymandering. Our panelists are Alicia Bannon (Brennan Center for Justice), Ryan Park (Solicitor General of North Carolina), Abha Khanna (Elias Law Group), and Steve Vladeck (The University of Texas at Austin School of Law). The panel is moderated by SDRI’s co-faculty director Professor Miriam Seifter.

When: July 11, 3-4:15 p.m. CT
Where: Memorial Union, Tripp Commons (or live-stream)

This event is approved for 1.5 CLE credits.

Voting Rights and the Criminal Justice System

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Whether and how to afford the right to vote to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals are questions that have long generated legal and policy controversy. This panel discussion addresses current approaches and challenges to offender re-enfranchisement and voting in correctional facilities.

Featured speakers include Naila Awan (New York Civil Liberties Union), Professor Michael Massoglia (UW-Madison Sociology), Professor Michael Morse (Penn Carey Law School), and Professor Michael Leo Owens (Emory Political Science). The panel is moderated by the Election Research Center’s Director, Professor Barry Burden, and followed by a catered reception. 

When: October 13, 3-4:15 p.m. CT
Where: Wisconsin Idea Room, RM 159 School of Education (or live-stream)

This event is approved for 1.5 CLE credits.

We would like to thank Stafford Rosenbaum LLP for sponsoring this event series

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