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Mississippi Law Journal Hosts Voting Rights Act Symposium at University of Mississippi

Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications
Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

At 11:30 a.m. today, registration begins for Voting Rights Act Symposium, hosted by members of the Mississippi Law Journal at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

The Voting Rights Act Symposium will provide education on the impact of ballot and how voting works in the United States of America.

Open to anybody, this event will go on until 2:30 p.m. today and all day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. tomorrow. The panel taking place today will feature prominent figures in constitutional law and voting rights litigation: civil rights litigator Armand Derfner of the Charleston School of Law, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., Mississippi attorney Carroll Rhodes, attorney Bob Heath of Austin, Texas and Professor Michael Morley of Barry University School of Law. Today’s panel is modereated by Dr. Jennifer Stollman of the William Winter Institute.

On Friday, April 8, members of the Mississippi Law Journal will host two panels along with presentations by Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Dawn Beam. U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi Michael Mills will present the closing remarks.

Executive Articles Editor of Mississippi Law Journal, Garrett Wilkerson, said, “I’ll just say that the Journal has put in a lot of work and planning to make this Symposium both interesting and informative, and I think it will all come together for a timely and pertinent presentation. I know because this is an election year, the issue of voting has undeniably taken center stage–this Symposium will cover the many complexities of the ballot and election rights in Mississippi, the South, and across the nation. As wild as the current election cycle has been, I imagine a Voting Rights symposium will pique the interest of many, and you will certainly supplement your electoral knowledge with attendance.”

For more information, please visit the law school’s website at http://law.olemiss.edu.

Callie Daniels Bryant is the senior managing editor at HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at callie.daniels@hottytoddy.com.

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