For Immediate Release

ACS Hosts Post-Election Call On Voting Issues

Experts To Explore What Right and Wrong On Election Day

WASHINGTON -

WHAT: The
American Constitution Society will host a conference call of national
voting rights and election law experts to explore Election Day issues
relating to voter access, participation, suppression and other legal
conflicts over voting that developed. Even before Election Day, there
have been media reports of early voting glitches, eligible voters
improperly purged from the rolls, partisan efforts to suppress voter
turnout and broad fear of larger problems. Join ACS on Nov. 6 to hear
from a group of experts on how this year's vote went and to discuss
continuing issues.
 

WHO:
Allison Hayward,
professor of law at George Mason University School of Law and former
Chief of Staff and Counsel in the office of Federal Election
Commissioner Bradley A. Smith (2000 - 2006). 

Pamela S. Karlan,
professor of law at Stanford Law School and one of the nation's leading
experts on voting, Karlan has served on the California Fair Political
Practices Commission.
 

Paul M. Smith,
partner, Jenner & Block and Chair of the ACS Board of Directors has
argued thirteen cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and represented the
Indiana Democratic Party in challenging the Indiana voter
identification law. 

Daniel P. Tokaji,
professor of law at Ohio State University and associate director of
OSU's election law project. Tokaji filed an amicus brief, with other
attorneys, in Ohio Republican Party v. Brunner, urging the
U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a federal court decision ordering the Ohio
Secretary of State to take actions that would have purged thousands of
voters from the rolls.
 

WHEN: Nov. 6, 2008, conference call at 11 a.m.
 

REGISTRATION: RSVP to press@acslaw.org. Once you register, you'll receive an e-mail confirmation with the conference call number.

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