Victory for League Lawyers

Lawyers Denise Lieberman, Sabrina Khan and Gillian Wilcox with League members Nancy Miller, Jean Dugan, Nancy Price and Evelyn Maddox.

The League is glad that our pro bono lawyers on a voting rights lawsuit will be fairly compensated for their work.

The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals just confirmed that the state must pay the attorney costs for a case brought by the League of Women Voters of Missouri and the St. Louis and Kansas City chapters of the A. Philip Randolph Institute. The state was found to be violating the federal National Voter Registration Act by not automatically updating voter information after residents changed their addresses.

LWVMO President Marilyn McLeod said, “It’s sad that the League had to file a lawsuit to get the state to comply with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. We notified state officials about this issue but had to go to court to see any improvement. We are very grateful for the work of a great team of lawyers who support the League’s work to overcome obstacles to voting in Missouri.”

About lwvcbc

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate. Any person of voting age may become a League member. The LWV of Columbia-Boone County is the League's local organization. We hold forums for local elections and advocate for local issues.

Posted on July 29, 2021, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Elaine Blodgett

    Thanks for all the work and of course, the great outcome. Citizens have the right to vote.

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