Julie is a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Voting Rights Project. Since 2013, she has litigated voting rights matters across the country, including challenges to felony disenfranchisement in Florida and Iowa; discriminatory voter suppression laws in North Carolina; at-large school board elections in Ferguson, Missouri; dual voter registration systems in Kansas; and election officials’ rejection of absentee ballots based on voters’ signatures in California and New Hampshire. Leading up to the 2012 general election, Julie was a staff attorney with the ACLU of Florida and counsel in several voting rights cases.
She has written and testified on the detrimental effect of criminal disfranchisement laws and the intersection of over-criminalization, prison gerrymandering, and voting rights dilution.
Before joining the ACLU, Julie focused on refugee protection issues, working first with the International Rescue Committee on the Thailand-Myanmar border, then with Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa.
Julie is a graduate of Columbia University and Fordham University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New York and Florida.
Jul 29, 2016
Victory: North Carolina Legislators Won’t Be Able to Suppress the Vote This Election
Jun 30, 2016
Time Served for a Non-Violent Drug Offense? Sorry, You Still Can’t Vote if You Live in Iowa
Jan 12, 2016
Ferguson School District on Trial
Aug 13, 2015
Protecting Democracy in an Era of Voter Suppression
Jul 30, 2015
North Carolina’s Step Backward for Democracy
Apr 6, 2015
Discrimination Is Written Into the Fabric of Ferguson’s Government
Nov 17, 2014
For Some Convicted of Drug Offenses, the Punishment Never Ends
Feb 14, 2014
Millions of Americans Are Cut Out of Our Democracy
Dec 11, 2013
"One Man, One Vote": Nelson Mandela on Voting Rights
Oct 25, 2013
Voter Suppression is a Badder, Broader, More Bigoted Problem Than Just This Guy