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Conservative Impact Litigation: A behind- the-scenes look at Shelby County and Fisher v. University of Texas

The Charlotte Lawyers Chapter

Start : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:00 PM

End : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 01:00 PM


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Location:
Alston & Bird LLP
Bank of America Plaza
101 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28280

Featured Speakers:
Edward Blum

Description:

Speaker:

  • Edward Blum, Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Director of the Project on Fair Representation

Edward Blum is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. He is also director of the Project on Fair Representation, a not-for-profit legal foundation that he founded in 2005. Since its inception, POFR has filed four lawsuits; three of them have made it to the U.S. Supreme Court, including two cases from the Court’s last term: Fisher v. University of Texas, a challenge to the University of Texas’s admissions policies, and Shelby Co. Alabama v. Holder, a challenge to certain provisions of the Voting Rights Act.

Mr. Blum will give us a behind-the-scenes look at Shelby County and Fisher and will discuss his plans for other conservative-impact litigation, including one that may focus on the University of North Carolina.

Registration details:

No cost to attend.

Please bring a brown-bag lunch; drinks will be provided.

Please RSVP by noon on 5/12/14 using the following secure website: http://edwardblum2014.eventbrite.com.