Voting rights experts to discuss implications of voter ID laws

A panel of experts including members of the legal and media communities will examine enforcement of new voter identification laws across the nation, the myths and realities of voter fraud, and the allegations that voter ID laws contribute to voter disenfranchisement at Penn State Law from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Oct. 19. “For the current Presidential election, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court enjoined enforcement of Act 18, the Pennsylvania Voter I.D. Law requiring photo identification, but the national trend toward stricter voter identification laws is unlikely to abate,” said Penn State Law senior student Telecia Rose, a member of the executive board of the National Black Law Student Association.

This event will be held in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium in the Lewis Katz Building in University Park, Pa., and will be simulcast to the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium, Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, Pa.

Participants include Stanley Brand, Penn State Law Distinguished Fellow in Law and Government; Suzanne Gamboa, Associated Press; Meridith McCoy, Voting Rights Fellow, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Andrew Hoover, Legislative Director, ACLU of Pennsylvania; and Penn State Law Professors Jill Engle and Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia who will moderate the panels.

This program is co-sponsored by Penn State Law's American Constitution Society, Latino Law Student Association, Black Law Students Association, National Lawyers Guild and OutLaw.

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Last Updated October 11, 2012