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Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Thursday, May 14, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Complimentary reception for members only following the program
2 hours of Illinois CLE
Northwestern University School of Law
Professor, Maurer School of Law
Distinguished Research Professor
DePaul University College of Law
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court
Northern District of Illinois
James D. Wascher
Administrative Law Judge
Social Security Administration
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been described as the most effective civil rights legislation ever passed. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Act. The program will explore the need for and successes of the Voting Rights Act, its application and effect in the Chicago area, and the continuing relevance of the Act in the 21st Century.