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Protecting Our Constitutional Democracy

Protecting Our Constitutional Democracy
Wednesday, December 15 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. 

Program Fee:
Free for City Bar Members, NYSBA Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 for Non-Member Lawyers
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The 2020 election was fraught with attacks on the rule of law. Our panel featuring leading election and constitutional scholars will examine the ongoing challenges, including the strengths and weaknesses of the Electoral Count Act as well as other statutes; how various states are passing laws to restrict voting and supersede election officials with partisan actors and criminalizing otherwise normal conduct by election officials; and how we can protect our elections and ensure peaceful succession through legal and non-partisan civic efforts in accordance with the rule of law.

Sheila S. Boston, President, New York City Bar Association

Jerry H. Goldfeder, Special Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School; Chair, NYS Bar Association Voting Rights & Democracy Task Force

Richard L. Hasen, Chancellors Professor of Law and Political Science, UC Irvine School of Law; Co-Director, Fair Elections and Free Speech Center
Derek T. Muller, Bouma Fellow in Law and Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law
Deborah Pearlstein, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, Cardozo Law School; Member, NYS Bar Association Voting Rights & Democracy Task Force

Sponsoring City Bar Committee:
Task Force on the Rule of Law, Stephen Kass, Chair 

Co-Sponsoring City Bar Committee:

Election Law, Katharine G. Loving, Chair
Government Ethics and State Affairs, Edward L. Murray, Chair
New York City Affairs, Jeremy Feigelson, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
New York State Bar Association
Brooklyn Voters Alliance
League of Women Voters of the City of New York
Metropolitan Black Bar Association
National Bar Association Region II
Reinvent Albany

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