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Saturday, September 28 • 4:25pm - 5:25pm
The Voting Rights Act: What Now?

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Moderators
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James Henson (mod.)

Director, Texas Politics Project
Henson directs the Texas Politics Project and is associate director of the College of Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services at the University of Texas at Austin. He co-directs the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, the only open-source statewide survey of public opinion in Texas. Henson received a Ph.D. from UT-Austin.

Speakers
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Nina Perales

Vice President of Litigation, Mexican American Legal Defense Fund
Perales supervises the legal staff and litigation docket in the offices of MALDEF throughout the U.S. She is best known for her work in voting rights, including redistricting and vote dilution cases. Perales successfully argued LULAC v. Perry, a challenge to Texas’ congressional redistricting. She also specializes in immigrants' rights litigation.
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Ana Reyes

City Council Member, Farmer's Branch
Reyes in May became the first Latino elected to the Farmer’s Branch City Council. Previously, she served as the district manager for state Rep. Rafael Anchia. Reyes ran for the District 1 council seat after a federal judge ordered single-member district balloting to rectify violations of the Voting Rights Act.
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David Schenck

Former Deputy Attorney General; Partner, Dykema Law Firm
Schenck became deputy attorney general of Texas in 2010, serving as chief legal counsel to Attorney General Greg Abbott. Currently, Schenck is a member in the litigation department of the Dykema law firm’s Dallas office. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School.
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Hans von Spakovsky

Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation; Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative
Von Spakovsky is an authority on a range of issues including civil rights, civil justice and immigration as a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation's Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. Before joining the foundation, he served for two years as a member of the Federal Election Commission.


Saturday September 28, 2013 4:25pm - 5:25pm
AT&T Center Amphitheater 204

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