Constitution Day Forum: “Battle for the Ballot Box”

To celebrate Constitution Day each year, Case Western Reserve University students put together a student-led discussion forum with two guest speakers to debate various constitutional issues pertinent to current events.

This year’s Constitution Day Forum is titled “Battle for the Ballot Box” and centers on voting rights in America. The event will take place Monday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the CWRU School of Law, Room 157.

The featured speakers will be:

  • Alora Thomas-Lundborg, senior staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union Voting Rights Project; and
  • Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

About the speakers

Thomas-Lundborg is a graduate of Columbia Law School. She practiced law in New York until joining the ACLU in 2017 as a senior staff attorney. Thomas-Lundborg argued the case Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Householder in front of the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Ohio, which led to the court’s decision to strike down the existing Ohio congressional map as unconstitutionally gerrymandered for political purposes.

von Spakovsky is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt University Law School. Prior to taking his current position at the Heritage Foundation in 2008, von Spakovsky served as a member of the Federal Election Commission and worked for the Justice Department to enforce the Voting Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act of 2002.