Fourth Annual State of Voting Rights

Join me at the ABA’s Fourth Annual State of Voting Rights, 11/8, 11:30 a.m., Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, DC.  This annual luncheon panel is the fourth of its kind and is the perfect place to get up-to-speed on the upcoming election and the current state of voting rights.

Source: Fourth Annual State of Voting Rights

Virginia election: Democrats flip Senate and House, taking control of state government for the first time in a generation – The Washington Post

Every seat in the General Assembly was on the ballot, as well as hundreds of local races

Source: Virginia election: Democrats flip Senate and House, taking control of state government for the first time in a generation – The Washington Post

Justice Department changing lawyers on census case – The Washington Post

The Department of Justice is America’s law firm, not the president’s.  As a former DOJ attorney, it is important to remember that the career attorneys have pledged to uphold the laws of the United States, not political agendas.  This article provides a glimpse into the ongoing saga regarding the citizenship question and the lawyers who are told to defend it.

The move possibly signals career attorneys’ legal and ethical concerns over the latest maneuvering ordered by President Trump.

Source: Justice Department changing lawyers on census case – The Washington Post

Misinformation impedes voting rights of Illinois’ formerly incarcerated | Chicago Reporter

Restoration of rights has become a focal point in recent years.  This article highlights the misinformation that takes place in Illinois and elsewhere across the country.   Illinois is among the few states where formerly incarcerated regain their voting rights after release, but many are misinformed and unaware.

Source: Misinformation impedes voting rights of Illinois’ formerly incarcerated | Chicago Reporter