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Congratulations Pam Karlan!

by Peter Wagner, December 23, 2013

After a rough year for voting rights in the U.S., things are looking up:

I’m thrilled to share that Stanford Law School professor and long-time PPI Advisory Board member Pam Karlan will be moving on to join the Department of Justice. She has been appointed to be the deputy assistant attorney general for voting rights in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

Congratulations, Professor Karlan!

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