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Nov
13

Law Over Lunch - Connecting the Dots: Voting Rights, Election Law, and District Mapping

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

UR Downtown
626 E. Broad Street, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23219
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Connecting the Dots: Voting Rights, Election Law, and District Mapping

Partisan gerrymandering, the legislative practice of drawing voting districts to favor one’s party, is currently a white-hot issue in Virginia. Some argue that gerrymandering allows legislators to pick their voters rather than leaving voters to pick their legislators. Others argue that a party should only control roughly the same proportion of legislative seats as votes it won in the prior election. Still others seek a process that removes partisan involvement entirely, either through court-appointed administrators or nonpartisan commissions. With Census 2020 on the horizon and ongoing legal battles, how Virginia draws its districts, and how it defends the practice, has faced a new level of scrutiny... and urgency.

Please join the Carrico Center as we welcome noted election law expert and scholar, Prof. Henry L. Chambers, as he shares the history, the present, and what's at stake in the future for Virginia elections.

Presenters:
Henry L. Chambers, Esq. | Professor of Law at University of Richmond School of Law

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Contact: Tara Casey