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"The Foundation Stone of Democracy: Past, Present, Future of Voting Rights"
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Hear U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, Voting rights advocate Ed Still and former Alabama Solicitor General John Neiman discuss the past, present and future of voting rights. Moderated by Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen, the presentation includes a screening of the documentary film "Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot." Free to Birmingham Bar members!

5/21/2015
When: 5/21/2015
3PM to 5PM
Where: John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama  35229
United States
Contact: Bo Landrum


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The right to vote is the single most fundamental, and most powerful, right in a democracy.  The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has played a significant role in ensuring that the right to vote is not abridged based on discrimination against racial or language minorities.  In 2013, however, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder invalidated a key part of this civil rights law.  Some have argued that the decision represents a serious setback for voting rights, and has the potential to negatively affect millions of Americans across the country.  During this Continuing Legal Education program, a group of panelists will examine the past, present, and the future of voting rights.  The Southern Poverty Law Center’s documentary film Selma:  The Bridge to the Ballot, which details the events leading to Bloody Sunday, will be screened at this program.

Join U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, Voting rights advocate Ed Still and former Alabama Solicitor General John Neiman as they discuss the past, present and future of voting rights.  Moderated by Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen, the presentation includes a screeing of the documentary film "Selma:  The Bridge to the Ballot."  Free to Birmingham Bar members - NonBBA members are invited to attend for $50.00.  Space is limited!

Approved by the Alabama State Bar for two (2) hours of FREE CLE credit.

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