University Constitution Day Program—“After Allen v. Milligan: The End of Racial Gerrymandering?”

The Center for Policy Studies and Department of Political Science will host a University Constitution Day Program titled “After Allen v. Milligan: The End of Racial Gerrymandering?” Monday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Mandel Center, Room 108.

Atiba Ellis, the Laura B. Chisholm Distinguished Research Scholar and professor of law, will address recent litigation about elections and especially the recent Supreme Court decision on Allen v. Milligan. This case held that the Voting Rights Act can be applied to challenge how Alabama has drawn the lines for its seven congressional districts, resulting in only one African American member of Congress when the state is two-sevenths African American. 

Ellis will be joined by Jonathan L. Entin, the David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law, and a panel from the undergraduate student-led Society for Constitutional Policy.