HOW WOULD SENATE BILL 1487
CHANGE THE BALANCE OF POWER OVER U.S. ELECTIONS?
Is S.1487 “Ballot Integrity Act” Taking Rights From Citizens & States & Tilting Control Of OUR Elections To Corporations & The EAC… As Well As Creating “Classes” Of Voters?
A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE & DISCUSSION
“What has long distinguished us from totalitarian regimes is that the People have reserved to themselves a right to verify the results of elections. We are in charge, not the election officials, and certainly not the manufacturers of voting technology. It would be a dangerous and tragic development to cede to corporations any power whatsoever to shut down our longstanding right to transparency under the guise of protecting ‘proprietary’ business interests. If a corporation cannot stomach the transparent use of their technology, they should take their business elsewhere.” Gregory Luke
SPECIAL GUEST: Gregory Luke
Counsel on recent Alameda CA landmark Voting Case
"VOICE of the VOTERS!" "Power and Responsibility of Democracy"
Wednesday, July 25, 8-9 PM Eastern
1360 AM Philadelphia's Renaissance Station
or www.voiceofthevoters.org (& archives/podcast of recent shows)
As the U.S. Senate begins hearings on a proposed new voting bill, Attorney & Voting Rights Defender, Greg Luke will join host Mary Ann Gould in a thought provoking combination of discussion, questions, opinions and insights on the impact of S1487 and the “Proprietary” Rights of We the People including:.
· If S1487 had been law, could it have changed the outcome of the Alameda decision?
· Is S1487 an open invitation for lawsuits by Corporations against citizens?
· How might S1487 tilt the legal playing field to Corporations?
· How would S.1487 set a new legal basis for “proprietary rights” of Corporations to trump “proprietary” rights of Citizens?
· What are the “propriety” rights of Citizens?
· Would the bill give the EAC excessive and unnecessary power, including legislative power?
· Why would Congress say certain groups intentionally don’t vote for President, Senate or Congressional candidates …where’s the proof that it’s deliberate rather than an indication of problems to be investigated?
· Would S. 1487, in effect, create “classes” of Voters?
· What are the most disturbing sections of S1487…why?
· What are the good points?
· Bottom line: Does the bill in present form set back our rights more than it increases citizen control of our elections?
Additional information on S 1487:
Longer article http://www.votersunite.org/info/s1487Report.asp
http://www.wheresthepaper.org/S1487withCmt.htm bill with comments
BIO: GREGORY G. LUKE joined Strumwasser & Woocher after serving as staff attorney with the ACLU of Southern California. Before moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Luke spent three years as Senior Staff Attorney with the National Voting Rights Institute in Boston where he specialized in voting rights and campaign finance reform litigation. During this time, he authored “Challenging Buckley v. Valeo: A Legal Strategy” for the Akron Law Review as well as other material published in Supreme Court Debates, The Economist, and the League of Women Voters National Voter Magazine.
Before joining the National Voting Rights Institute, Mr. Luke spent two years as an Associate with Cravath, Swaine, & Moore, in New York and clerked for the Honorable Thomas K. Moore, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of the Virgin Islands.
During law school, Mr. Luke interned with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, the Legal Services Center of Jamaica Plain, the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, the Lawyers Committee For Human Rights, and the Honorable Martin Lee, Q.C., in Hong Kong. He was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar at Columbia Law School and a Human Rights Program Fellow.
Mr. Luke received his J.D. cum laude in 1994 from Harvard Law School and a B.A. cum laude in East Asian Studies from Yale. As a Yale-China Teaching Fellow stationed at Hunan Medical University in the late 1980’s, Mr. Luke became fluent in Mandarin.
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