John Hardin Young Tag Archive

Jack Young and Liz Howard Contribute Chapter in America Votes!

Jack Young and Liz Howard co-authored Chapter 1, “Defining Population for Purposes of Redistricting,” in the newest edition of America Votes!

The chapter features the latest developments in the field of census-taking as it applies to the decennial task of redistricting, and offers a comprehensive look at various methods used to determine “population.”

America Votes!, Second Edition is published by the American Bar Association and is available for purchase

from their website.

image via ABA website

Young to Speak on Constitution Building, Election Reform

On Thursday, October 20, 2011, John Hardin Young will speak on Afghan Constitution Building and Election Reform as a part of the William and Mary Election Law Society’s Speaker Series. The talk, entitled “Constitution Building and Electoral Reform in Afghanistan” will be presented in Room 133 of 613 S. Henry Street in Williamsburg, VA at 12:50 PM. Please RSVP here. Mr. Young is also an adjunct professor at William and Mary Law School.

Young to Speak at University of Richmond Election Law Panel

On Monday October 24, 2011, John Hardin Young will be featured on the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law “Election Law Panel: Voter Rights, Redistricting, and the Constitution.”  The panel, which will take place from 6:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M., is sponsored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, the Black Law Student Association and the Metro Richmond Area Young Democrats.  Other panelists include Kent Willis, Executive Director of the Virginia ACLU, Virginia State Senator Henry Marsh, Virginia House Delegate Jennifer McClellan, and Gerry Hebert Executive Director of the Campaign Legal Center.

Young Discusses Experience in the Philippines in IFES Podcast

John Hardin Young spent an entire week in February 2010, in Manila meeting with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and other stakeholders and advise on complaints adjudication as the entire country shifts to Optical Scan Ballot technology for the upcoming May 2010 general election. Mr. Young and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul H. Anderson also met with high-ranking members of the judiciary, as well as prominent civil society groups, academics, and other election stakeholders.

Both experts participated in a panel discussion about their experiences in the Phillipines at IFES after they returned.  Read the transcript and/or listen to the podcast here.

“Judge Denies Request to Speed Recount in Delegate Election.”

 Jack Young of Sandler, Reiff & Young said Virginia statute does not allow a recount panel to reconsider ballots that had previously been disqualified. By Michael Laris and Anita Kumar, The Washington Post, January 22, 2009.  Read the full text here.

Young Portrayed in HBO Film About 2000 Election

 John Hardin Young, who led the recount effort for the Gore campaign in 2000, is played by Steve DuMouchel in HBO’s feature film Recount, which debuted on May 25, 2008. ABC News Senior National Correspondent Jake Tapper comments on Young’s role in the affair on the network’s blog “Political Punch.”