Heather Gerken

Yale Law School

Heather Gerken is a professor at Yale Law School, where she specializes in election law. She's also a senior adviser for the Barack Obama campaign.

Heather Gerken appears in the following:

A New Voting Rights Act

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Today Congress takes its first step toward devising a new coverage formula for the Voting Rights Act, as the Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony from Civil Rights veteran and Congressman John Lewis and Congressman James Sensenbrenner, among others. Yale Law Professor Heather Gerken, an expert in voting rights and election law, weighs in with her recommendations for a new Voting Rights Act.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on Tuesday that strikes down key parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Section 4 was struck down, which had established a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by the federal government and Justice Department when it comes to changing its voting laws.

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Election Reform

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yale Law School professor Heather Gerken is an election law expert who says the U.S. election system is in rough shape. She has some simple ideas on how to fix it. Heather Gerken took your questions on the voting process and election reform. View the archived Q&A here.

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Q&A with Yale's Heather Gerken on the voting process and election reform

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yale Law School professor Heather Gerken took your questions on the voting process and how to fix it, Friday, October 24, 2008, at 10 a.m. (Eastern).
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