ELECTION LAW IN A CHANGING POLITICAL LANDSCAPE: Voter Access, Enforcement After Violations, and Innovative State Practices will explore various issues surrounding election law today by bringing together experienced speakers with differing perspectives on key topics and solutions in election law. The Symposium will tackle complex, controversial, and nuanced issues related to election law and how we seek to protect an institution that is important to all in this country. In an era of ever-increasing allegations of voter irregularity, suppression, and tampering, we will analyze the relationship between the need to ensure true and fair elections without disenfranchising large portions of the electorate. We will explore innovative approaches at the state and local election level that can be adapted to federal elections. Next, we will delve into topics surrounding voters’ access to the ballot box and states’ attempts to limit voter fraud. Finally, we will discuss how governments can identify and rectify violations of campaign and election law.

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Thursday, February 6th
8:00 AM

Event Program

Emory Law Journal

Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

9:15 AM

Keynote Discussion: Analysis of the Supreme Court Opinion in Rucho v. Common Cause

Emmet J. Bondurant, Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP

Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

10:30 AM

Panel I: Creating Change: Advances in State and Local Election Law Approaches

Deborah Dinner, Emory University School of Law
Richard Briffault, Columbia Law School
Bryan L. Sells, The Law Office of Bryan L. Sells, LLC
Abby K. Wood, USC Gould School of Law

Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Panel II: Voters' Rights: Voter Access and Requirements

Alexander Volokh, Emory University School of Law
Michael S. Kang, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Gary Simson, Mercer University School of Law
Andrea Young, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia

Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:45 PM

Panel III: Violations and Enforcement: Identifying and Rectifying Campaign and Election Violations

Fred Smith, Emory University School of Law
Michael Latner, California Polytechnic State University
Daniel Tokaji, University of Wisconsin Law School
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson University College of Law

Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM