Critical Thinking For The Preservation of Our Democracy: Voting Rights

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Critical Thinking For The Preservation of Our Democracy: Voting Rights

Debates where both sides of each issue are covered, thus demonstrating critical thinking in action.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed all discriminatory voting practices that denied people the right to vote. But some states have enacted practices that can suppress voter rights – literacy tests, ID cards, residency requirements, purges of voter rolls, and gerrymandering. Are these suppressions legal? And, in 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations and special interest groups have a free speech right to spend unlimited amounts of money in elections. This can drown out other voices and diminish the ability of many voters to hear other views and thus make reasoned decisions.

Moderator: John Greabe
Professor of Law, UNH Law School
Speaker: Debo Adegbile
Partner, Wilmer Hale Law Firm
Speaker: Bradley Smith
Professor of Law, Capital University Law School

Further information:

Dartmouth College Students, Staff, Faculty: Present your Dartmouth College ID on the day of a lecture for free admission.
Single Session Ticket: $25

For more information, contact:
Laura Belback

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.