The ACLU Student Chapter, the ACLU of Colorado, the DU Chapter of the College Republicans, the DU Law Dems, and the DU Law Constitutional Rights & Remedies Program present: "Redistricting and the Voter Rights Act: Perry v. Perez and its Aftermath."
Come hear Martha Tierney of Heizer Paul Grueskin, LLP discuss the 1965 Voter Rights Act (VRA) and the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Perry v. Perez and its implications for future voting rights cases. Ms. Tierney will further discuss her involvement with VRA litigation in Georgia as well as local issues arising from the Voter Rights Act in Colorado.
Room 125 — University of Denver
Sturm College of Law
Jerusalem’s will be served!
For the Supreme Court’s full opinion in Perry v. Perez: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-713.pdf
Section 5 of the Voter Rights Act requires that proposed changes in voting procedures cannot take effect until they receive approval by the DOJ or D.C. Circuit Court in an effort to ensure that such changes do not have the purpose or effect of discriminating on the basis of race or native language.