This symposium will focus on legislative reforms to improve the current system of election administration, including voter registration, voting technology, ballot design, voter ID laws, and the selection of election officials.
The Sixteenth Annual Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Lecture on State Courts and Social Justice is presented by the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration and the Brennan Center for Justice. Honorable Roderick L. Ireland of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court presents his lecture "Goodridge’s Wake: Reflections on the Political, Public, and Personal Repercussions of the Massachusetts Same-Sex Marriage Cases."
The Brennan Center for Justice presents "A Public Conversation About Jim Crow in New York: The Empire State's Current Criminal Disenfranchisement Law and a Century-Long Effort to Keep African-American Citizens Out of the Voting Booth."
This Forum brings together a set of high-profile experts to talk about Citizens United: whether it was right or wrong as a matter of constitutional law, and what its ramifications will be for American politics? Will money now flow from corporate coffers into political races? Or will the decision mean less that it seems in the long run?
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School presents "Living Up To Our Constitution," a lecture by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. The event will be moderated by Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor-in-Chief of The Nation.
The Brennan Center for Justice presents a panel discussion entitled "Reforming Albany: What is Wrong with the State Legislature and How to Fix It," featuring the Honorable Hakeem Jeffries, Susan Lerner, Edmund J. McMahon, and the Honorable Daniel L. Squadron.
The Brennan Center for Justice presents the seventh annual Community Oriented Defender (COD) conference at NYU Law School. This two-day event focuses on how the COD model can help to improve the lives of clients, families and communities.