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Defending Democracy Speaker Series | Election Law + SCOTUS


Join the League of Women Voters of Piedmont for a virtual speaker series covering a range of topics related to elections, voters, and the health of our democracy. Register for free to receive a Zoom link.

Erwin Chemerinsky
Erwin Chemerinsky

Dean, Berkeley Law
Mar. 1st @ 4pm PST

The US Supreme Court, Voting Rights, and Threats Ahead

Please join the League of Women Voters of Piedmont to hear Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law and a nationally recognized expert on the US Supreme Court and election law.  

Since the 2020 election, it has become clear that the Supreme Court may wield enormous power in deciding future elections, particularly if the vote is deemed close.  Learn about the scope of SCOTUS power in our elections, nuances in election law, and threats to voting rights, including racial and language discrimination.

When: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 at 4pm PST (5pm MT | 6pm CT | 7pm ET)
Where: Online via Zoom.
Register for free to receive an email with the Zoom link.

This program will be recorded. You can watch it live or at a later date on our YouTube channel. The second half of the program will be a moderated Q&A session with questions from Zoom participants and YouTube livestream viewers. You will not see the event posted ahead of time on YouTube. It will appear once the program starts at 4pm Pacific Time on March 1st.

More about our speaker:

Erwin Chemerinsky became the 13th Dean of Berkeley Law on July 1, 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law.

Prior to assuming this position, from 2008-2017, he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.  Before that, he was Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University from 2004-2008, and from 1983-2004 was a professor at the University of Southern California Law School, teaching public interest Law, legal ethics, and political science.

He is the author of 14 books, including leading casebooks and treatises about constitutional law, criminal procedure, and federal jurisdiction.  His most recent books are Presumed Guilty:  How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights (Norton 2021), and The Religion Clauses:  The Case for Separating Church and State (with Howard Gillman) (Oxford University Press 2020).

He also is the author of more than 200 law review articles. He is a contributing writer for the Opinion section of the Los Angeles Times, and writes regular columns for the Sacramento Bee, the ABA Journal, and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the US Supreme Court

This series is developed by the League of Women Voters of Piedmont, California and cosponsored by the following Leagues.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
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