Join us on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 12:00-1:30 PM at Morgan Lewis to hear from Dale Ho, Director of National ACLU Voting Rights Project
Voting: A Right, Not a Privilege
Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy in America. So what happens when our country engages in voter suppression efforts, like partisan gerrymandering, strict voter identification requirements, and cutbacks on early voting? Following his recent Supreme Court win blocking the Trump administration’s unconstitutional 2020 census citizenship question, Director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, Dale Ho, will explore this topic and what the ACLU is doing in the courts to protect and expand Americans fundamental right to vote.
Dale Ho (@dale_e_ho) is the Director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project, and supervises the ACLU’s voting rights litigation and advocacy work nationwide.
Dale has active cases in over a dozen states throughout the country. His cases have included: Department of Commerce v. New York (challenging the inclusion of a citizenship question on the Census, which he argued in the U.S. Supreme Court); Fish v. Kobach (challenging documentation requirements for voter registration in Kansas); and League of Women Voters of NC v. North Carolina (challenging cutbacks to early voting and the elimination of same-day registration in North Carolina).
Dale has testified on election law issues before the United States Congress, and in various state legislatures around the country. He is also an adjunct clinical professor of law at NYU School of Law.
Dale is a frequent commentator on voting rights issues, appearing on television programs including The Rachel Maddow Show; Hardball with Chris Matthews; and All-In with Chris Hayes; has written opinion pieces for the New York Times; and is widely published on redistricting and voting rights in law reviews including the Yale Law Journal Forum and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.
In 2017, Dale was named one of the best Asian American Lawyers under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Dale was Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; and a judicial law clerk, first to Judge Barbara S. Jones, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then to Judge Robert S. Smith, New York Court of Appeals. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and Princeton University.
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