A monthly roundup of events featuring Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) founders, senior fellows, project leaders and staff
Monday, July 1 | 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Who: John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project
What: Voting Rights after Shelby County v. Holder: In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder, a case that presented a constitutional challenge to Section Five of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Brookings Institution hosts a forum to discuss the implications of the ruling. Section Five requires certain "covered" states and localities with a history of race-based discrimination in voting to seek federal permission for changes in their voting laws. Shelby County argued that Congress exceeded its powers to enforce civil rights by failing to update the "coverage formula" to account for changes as to which jurisdictions pose the greatest threats to minority voting rights.
Where: Watch the webcast here.