Walter Smith, executive director of D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, will provide a briefing for D.C. Bar members on historical and recent efforts to obtain voting representation for D.C. residents through litigation. The program will focus primarily on Castanon v. United States, a lawsuit by D.C. citizens seeking voting representation in Congress. The case resulted in an adverse decision in 2020 by a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in D.C., and is being appealed to the Supreme Court. Other topics will include prior voting rights litigation and efforts to obtain D.C. statehood through legislation.
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Walter Smith, Executive Director, D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice