Litigate the Vote: What it means for Texas and America

APA Planning & Law Division


Friday, October 5, 2018
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CDT

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States across the country face challenges to voter laws and redistricting.  Texas is not immune.  Texas’ strict voter ID law has been subject to challenge in Veasey v. Abbott, and its legislative redistricting battle, Abbott v. Perez, is now before the United States Supreme Court.  The panel will address both cases, and the ongoing national debate over voter identification and redistricting generally.



Victor Marquez

The Marquez Law Group San Francisco, CA

Jose Garza

Jose Garza has almost forty (40) years of experience practicing law, dealing almost exclusively with federal law. His practice areas focus mainly on governmental entities and federal litigation including 1st and 14th Amendment issues, redistricting, federal voting rights, and civil rights. Mr. Garza is currently the Litigation Director for Texas ... Read More

Ben Griffith

Ben Griffith is principal of Griffith Law Firm of Oxford, MS and concentrates his federal civil litigation practice on Insurance Defense and Defense of Local Governments in civil rights, election law and voting rights litigation. He serves on the ABA Board of Governors’ Finance Committee and is past-Chair of the ... Read More

Robert Heath

C. Robert Heath, one of the founding partners of Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP-a 30- lawyer firm with offices in Austin, El Paso, Houston, and the Rio Grande Valley-has been involved in redistricting since 1971. He has represented hundreds of governmental entities in drawing districts and obtaining preclearance from the ... Read More

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