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Merrill v. Milligan Symposium

March 22, 2023 at 5:30pm7:30pm EDT

Dineen Hall, Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom

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On Oct. 4, 2022, SCOTUS heard oral arguments in Merrill v. Milligan, an Alabama redistricting case that has the potential to diminish the protections set forth in the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In this time of political tension and threats to our sacred democracy, join us for a dynamic discussion with the experts themselves.


  • Evan Milligan, Lead Plaintiff, Merrill v. Milligan, Executive Director of Alabama Forward
  • Brittany Carter, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Member of the Merrill v. Milligan Litigation Team
  • Tish Gotell Faulks, Legal Director, ACLU Alabama, Member of the Merrill v. Milligan Litigation Team
  • Thomas Keck, Professor, Political Science Department, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics, Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Co-Moderators: Professor Kristen Barnes, Professor Paula Johnson

Sponsors: Syracuse University College of Law, LALSA, SBA Diversity Committee, BLSA, ACS, Write to Vote CUSE Interdisciplinary Seminar Grant

Special thanks to: Professor Suzette Melendez and the student planning committee: Marisol Estrada Cruz, Patrick Farell, Taville Francis, and Travis Hunsberger

This event was first published on March 3, 2023 and last updated on March 13, 2023.

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