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Lauren Stiller Rikleen,left, founder and president of Rikleen Institute and Eugene R. Fidell, right, senior research scholar in law at Yale Law School. Courtesy Photos

The national organization Lawyers Defending American Democracy has issued an Open Letter calling on law firms, bar associations and law schools to devote resources to protecting and expanding voter rights in the midst of efforts in state legislatures around the country to curtail access to the polls, including new restrictions passed in the state of Georgia.

“The right to vote in the United States is at risk, endangering the foundation of our democracy,” LDAD stated in its letter “We need America’s legal institutions to serve as a bulwark against these attacks, and to use their powerful and influential voices to protect the rule of law.”

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Michael Marciano

Michael Marciano is bureau chief of the Connecticut Law Tribune. He can be reached at [email protected] or call 646-957-3022. On Twitter: @BreakingCTLaw

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