The State of Democracy and Voting in a Post-Shelby Era

Barbara Arnwine, President and Executive Director of the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, discusses the state of democracy and voting rights in a post-Shelby era. Known for her contributions on critical justice issues, including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act, Arnwine examines the landmark case and its impact on the nation. The talk is part of Lectures on Public Policy, an annual series at the Institute that addresses issues of broad import relevant to contemporary politics, social conditions, and scientific matters.