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Affirmative Action and Voting Rights at the Supreme Court

The Pittsburgh Lawyers Chapter
Start : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:00 PM
End : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 01:00 PM

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Location:
The Rivers Club
301 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Featured Speakers:
Roger B. Clegg

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Speaker:

  • Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity

This term the Supreme Court will decide two important civil rights cases. In Fisher v. University of Texas, the use of racial and ethnic preferences in undergraduate admissions is challenged as unconstitutional. And in Shelby County v. Holder, the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is at issue; that statute requires some jurisdictions in the United States to “preclear” with the federal government any changes related to voting practices. The Center for Equal Opportunity has joined in both challenges.

Roger Clegg is President and General Counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity. Mr. Clegg has held a number of positions at the U.S. Department of Justice, including Assistant to the Solicitor General, where he argued three cases before the United States Supreme Court, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division.

Registration details:

Cost: $18 per person

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by noon on May 20, 2013 to Dawn Gralish at (412) 562-1575 or dawn.gralish@bipc.com.