SteegeThomson and the National Constitution Center present The Right to Vote: A Constitutional History

As we approach a highly-anticipated presidential election, can we assume that every American will have the right to vote?

How does the Constitution protect the individual’s right to vote and how has that changed over time? USC Law Professor Franita Tolson, author of the forthcoming book, In Congress We Trust?: The Evolution of Federal Voting Rights Enforcement from the Founding to the Present was among the panelists on Monday, July 20 during the National Constitution Center’s The Right to Vote: A Constitutional History.”

Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderated a wide-ranging Town Hall conversation featuring election law experts Alexander Keyssar of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Derek Muller of the University of Iowa’s College of Law, and Franita Tolson of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, that explored the evolution of suffrage from the American Revolution to today, honored the late Civil Rights activist and Congressman John Lewis, and honed in on key Constitutional and jurisdictional issues surrounding the ballot box.

You can watch a full recording of the conversation above, and check out other upcoming virtual programming at NCC here.

In recognition of SteegeThomson’s 35th Anniversary this year, we’re proud to sponsor the program, part of the Center’s yearlong initiative, Women and the Constitution, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.