7/12 Redistricting Round-Up -- 2 NYS CLE credits* -- Great value!

The New York Democratic Lawyers Council
Continuing Legal Education Committee 

is pleased to offer 
 Who Draws the Lines? And How?
A 2018 Round-Up of U.S. Redistricting Laws and Gerrymandering

with presenters
Jeff Wice, Fellow, Rockefeller Institute of Government; Of Counsel, Sandler, Reiff, Lamb, Rosenstein & Birkenstock, P.C.; NYDLC Long Island Regional VP (bio)

Ekow Yankah, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; NYDLC Co-Chair (bio)

Michael Pernick, Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; NYDLC VoterPro Trainer (bio

Please join NYDLC for this 2-credit CLE* presentation. RSVP below to reserve your tickets today!

            The U.S. Constitution requires that each state redraw legislative district boundaries after each decennial census to ensure that districts have equal population according to the "one person/one vote” rule. While the federal Voting Rights Act and “one person/one vote” applies to all states, each state has different rules on how and who draws the new district lines. During his final State of the Union address in 2016, then-President Barack Obama implored American lawmakers to "end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters, and not the other way around." This practice, known as ‘gerrymandering', has persisted since the early days of the republic and remains a potent threat to the representativeness and responsiveness of American democracy.

            How have courts and states grappled with these issues and what is being done today to address them? Join NYDLC at our next exciting CLE program on the state of redistricting law and jurisprudence. Hear from experts about the latest round of litigation seeking corrective intervention by the courts to redress threats to our democracy posed by gerrymandering and other techniques.

            In recent years, a raft of state-based reform initiatives across America have sought to reform the district line-drawing process, attempting to fill the void left by Congressional inaction and a divided SCOTUS. Advances in highly-precise computing technology raise new potential avenues that can combat or magnify these tactics and have led to greater levels of sophistication threatening to make an already-opaque process less transparent and more efficient.

            This round-up examines the constitutional roots and historical trajectory of redistricting through case law and legislation and arrives just in time for the launch of the 2020 Census, a precursor to what all recognize will be a contentious and critical round of redistricting. Reserve your seat today!

           *Two NYS Professional Practice CLE credits are pending approval by the NYS CLE board. This live course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys. Limited discounted seating for non-attorneys is available.

           NYDLC has a scholarship policy for those interested in attending but who are unable to pay due to financial hardship. To RSVP for a scholarship ticket, please contact [email protected] and provide your full name and mobile #. By seeking a scholarship, you are affirming in good faith that it would cause you financial hardship to pay for a ticket to this program.

Please join NYDLC for this 2-credit CLE* presentation. RSVP below to reserve your tickets today!

July 12, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1285 6th Ave
(btwn. 51st and 52nd St)
New York, NY 10019
United States
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