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Jenner & Block Associate Mark P. Gaber spoke to the Black Law Students Association at the University of Michigan on February 9, 2017. Titled “The Effects of Voter Disenfranchisement,” Mr. Gaber’s presentation covered recent judicial decisions overturning strict eligibility and ballot access laws, such as the Fourth Circuit’s decision in the summer of 2016 invalidating North Carolina’s voter ID law, as well as other restrictions it had enacted in the aftermath of the US Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder. He also discussed the racial gerrymandering redistricting cases currently before the Court, including cases from North Carolina and Virginia, as well as a case in which the firm is co-counsel with the Campaign Legal Center challenging Alabama’s felon disenfranchisement law. The event was co-sponsored by the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Department and held at the University of Michigan.
Mr. Gaber is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office and a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court and Election Law & Redistricting Practices. His practice focuses on election law and redistricting as well as the First Amendment. He has litigated redistricting cases at the trial, appellate, and Supreme Court, and has written amicus briefs focused on the intersection of politics and the law.