Can Congress Grant Representation to the People of the District of Columbia?
A Constitutional Debate on the D.C. Voting Rights Act
May 20, 2009 - 7:00 PM - Washington College of Law, Room 603
In the Affirmative
- Stephen Pershing, Constitutional Law Litigation Center and GW Adjunct Professor and former DOJ attorney
- Jamie Raskin, Professor of Law and Director, Program on Law and Government at the Washington College of Law
In the Negative
- Rick Dykema, Chief of Staff to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher: R., Cal
- Jonathan Siegel, Professor of Law at George Washington University
The Judges' Panel
- Shelley Broderick, Dean, University of the District of Columbia Law School
- Amanda Frost, Professor, Washington College of Law
- Walter Smith, Executive Director, DC Appleseed
- Michael Gold, Chair, Committee on Federal Policy Issues, Ward 3 Democrats
Sponsored by the Program on Law and Government, Washington College of Law
- Is This America - The District of Columbia and the Right to Vote; Raskin, Jamin B.
- Clauses in the United States Constitution relevant to the representation of the District of Columbia in Congress; Siegel, Jonathan R.
- "D.C. Voting Rights - The Bipartisan, Constitutional Way"; Dykema, Richard T.
- "D.C. can get voting rights through Maryland"; Dykema, Richard T.