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Law Review Symposia

Votes and Voices in 2012 - Issues Surrounding the November Election and Beyond

Election LawOctober 19, 2012
University of Toledo College of Law
Richard and Jane McQuade Law Auditorium
Sponsored by the University of Toledo Law Review

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by corporations and unions. That decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and the subsequent ruling in SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission, paved the way for the creation of Super‐PACs. As a result, political parties and outside interest groups spent a record $3.98 billion on the 2010 elections. Although the impact from these decisions directly affects the life of every American, relatively few practitioners specialize in election law.

The University of Toledo College of Law symposium addressed—and answered—fundamental questions related to how we finance and monitor elections. The Symposium was held in the newly renovated Richard and Jane McQuade Law Auditorium on October 19, 2012.

Consisting of four panels, topics under discussion included: redistricting, political gerrymandering and voter identification in the first panel; election law and election litigation in panel two; Citizens United v. FEC, and its impact on campaign finance reform in panel three; and the symposium concludes with a panel discussion that will help practitioners and public officials navigate the complex campaign finance regulatory environment.

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Schedule

8:15 – 8:45 a.m. REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 8:50 a.m. OPENING REMARKS
Daniel J. Steinbock, Dean, University of Toledo College of Law
8:50 – 9 a.m. INTRODUCTION: Dr. Scott Scarborough, Provost, University of Toledo
9 – 10:15 a.m. The Voting Rights Act and Other Constitutional Issues
Moderator: Lee Strang, Professor of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law
Panelists: Daniel Tokaji, Robert M Duncan/Jones Day Designated Professor of Law, Ohio
State University Moritz College of Law
Ellen Katz, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Paul Hancock, Partner, K&L Gates, LLP (Miami, Florida)
Keith Wilkowski, Attorney, Marshall & Melhorn, LLC (Toledo, Ohio)
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Election Litigation: Current Issues in Federal and State Law
Moderator: Rebecca Zietlow, Charles Fornoff Professor of Law and Values, The University
of Toledo College of Law
Panelists: Terri Enns, Senior Fellow and Clinical Professor of Law, Ohio State University
Moritz College of Law
Joshua Douglas, Asst. Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law
Joseph Sandler, Attorney, Sandler, Reiff, Young & Lamb, PC (Washington DC)
11:45 – 12:15 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH
1:30 – 3 p.m. Citizens United and Its Impact
Moderator: Fritz Byers, Attorney, Law Offices of Fritz Byers (Toledo, Ohio)
Panelists: Michael Boos, Vice President & General Counsel, Citizens United
Paul Ryan, Senior Counsel, The Campaign Legal Center
Greg Coleridge ,Steering Committee Member, Move to Amend
Allen Dickerson, Legal Director, Center for Competitive Politics
3 – 3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Navigating the Future of Election Law
Moderator: Daniel J. Steinbock, Dean, The University of Toledo College of Law
Panelists Cynthia Bauerly, Commissioner, Federal Election Commission
Jocelyn Benson, Associate Professor, Wayne State University Law School
Jason Abel, Associate Attorney, Allen & Overy, LLP (Washington DC)
4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks: Daniel J. Steinbock, Dean, The University of Toledo College
of Law

Location

The program will be held at The University of Toledo College of Law Auditorium. Directions and lodging information.

 

Fees and Registration

$80 for 5 Hours approved Ohio CLE credit
$95 for CLE credit and lunch
$15 for lunch only

 

 

Last Updated: 3/23/15