Firms nationwide were inspired by the historic 2008 presidential election to devote pro bono time to protecting access to the voting booth. Lawyers went to court in several states on voter access issues, most frequently to prevent a voting reform law, the Help America Vote Act, from becoming a barrier to the ballot. The law required states to match voter rolls with another database, usually the registry of driver licenses, to create a more accurate list of voters
NLJ PRO BONO AWARDS | PILLSBURY WINTHROP
Full-court press for access to the ballot
The National Law Journal
January 5, 2009
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