17 Oct DC Pro Bono Week 2022
DC Pro Bono Week 2022: Rights in Retreat – From the Clinics to the Polls: Reproductive Rights, Voting Rights, Civil Rights
Over the past two years, civil rights in the United States have been under attack. The Dobbs decision marks the first time in its history that the Supreme Court has revoked a previously recognized constitutional right. After the 2020 elections, many state lawmakers have focused their efforts on passing laws erecting unnecessary barriers for people to vote which disproportionately impact people of color, students, the elderly, and people with disabilities. And while many have invoked the name of George Floyd in calling for racial justice and equity in recent years, have we actually achieved any progress in securing those goals? This panel will examine where we find ourselves now in a Post-Dobbs, Post-George Floyd, and Post-Big Lie World.