Penn Law hosts election rights advocates Stacey Abrams and Ben Jealous for a discussion on voting access and gerrymandering

3 March 2021

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL — During “A Conversation with Stacey Abrams,” the Georgia politician sat down with Ben Jealous, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Distinguished Visiting Fellow and former NAACP leader, to discuss topics from gerrymandering to romance novels virtually.

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Penn Law hosts Stacey Abrams for discussion on voting access

18 February 2021

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL — The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce it will host “A Conversation with Stacey Abrams.” This virtual event will be moderated by Benjamin Todd Jealous with featured remarks from Penn President Amy Guttman.

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New York University Law professor Sean Morales-Doyle discusses Washington state measure to allow felons to vote while on parole

24 December 2020

21 NBC WFMJ — Sean Morales-Doyle, deputy director of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law, said momentum for a measure to let people vote while they’re on parole is building for the legislative session that begins in January.

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Students push universities to cancel classes on election day

28 October 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Work or class obligations are among the top barriers to voting faced by students or young people in general, said Campbell Streator, the executive director of EVC National. Student government leaders and national get-out-the-vote organizations want a designated holiday instead and classes replaced with voter engagement efforts.

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Georgetown Law Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection publishes voting rights fact sheet

28 October 2020

WTOP NEWS — The Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, based at the Georgetown University Law School in D.C., has published a state-by-state series of 50 fact sheets regarding what is and isn’t allowed with regard to gathering inside and outside voting sites.

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American Council on Education releases guide for colleges on student voting

24 September 2020

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION — The COVID-19 pandemic is contextualizing nearly every aspect of life on and off our nation’s campuses. College students are in places they never dreamed they’d be . . . literally.

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Southern Illinois Law hosts voter registration drive

23 September 2020

WPSD LOCAL 6 — SIU School of Law students are coordinating a voter registration drive at two locations in Carbondale, Illinois. The four-day event will begin on Sept. 19 and run through National Voter Registration Day, which is Sept. 22.

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University of Texas Law to launch center for the discussion and scholarship of the First Amendment

9 September 2020

UT NEWS — The School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin is opening the Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center, which will be dedicated to advancing the discussion, education and scholarship of the First Amendment.

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Opinion: Colleges should ensure students have information on voting

1 September 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — While colleges must avoid partisanship, they should do everything they can to ensure that students get all the information they need to participate in the upcoming election, writes Gary Orfield.

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Fordham Law professor Olivier Sylvain co-publishes report on free speech and social media

9 July 2020

FORDHAM LAW NEWS – Professor Olivier Sylvain contributed to a report put out by the Knight Foundation and Gallup that explores how free expression and harmful speech and the challenges each bring in social media and the digital world. Professor Sylvain wrote a piece of the report called “Solve the Underlying Problem: Treat Social Media as….

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