The right to vote is essential to democracy. In recent years overly zealous prosecutors have used arcane provisions of voting law to intimidate voters and prospective voters. These practices have been especially prevalent in several states. It is essential that prosecutions designed to criminalize the ballot box are met with vigorous defense advocacy to challenge the application of these statutes on constitutional, statutory, and factual grounds. This webinar series seeks to elevate defense advocacy in this area by providing training on general principles applicable to alleged voter fraud prosecutions and state-specific guidance that will focus on North Carolina, Texas, and Florida.
NACDL thanks and salutes its partners in this endeavor: ACLU of Florida, ACLU of Texas, Black Voters Matter Fund, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, National Legal Aid and Defenders Association, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, and Texas Civil Rights Project. Additionally, for bringing these groups together and supporting this project, NACDL and the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice express appreciation to the Ford Foundation.
LOCATION: Online Web Training
DATE: Access any time
CLE: These trainings may be eligible for up to 5 self-study CLE credits, where authorized. The programs are currently pending approval in the following states: FL, NC, and TX
EPISODES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:
General Overview of Voter Prosecutions and Its Various Iterations | Mitchell Brown & Norman Reimer
Front-end Community Engagement | Cliff Albright & April Frazier Camara
Voter Prosecution Issues in North Carolina | Allison Riggs & Mitchell Brown
Potential Voter Prosecution Issues in Florida | Leah Aden, Mitchell D. Brown & Daniel Tilley
Voter Prosecution Issues in Texas | Hani Mirza & Thomas Buser-Clancy
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