Following Oral Arguments in Historic Ohio Voter Purge Case, Legal Team and Voting Rights Advocates to Speak at Supreme Court

Release Date: 
January 8, 2018

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, January 10th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Husted v A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Ohio voter purge case that addresses the core of our democracy. Immediately following oral arguments on the case, the legal team and voting rights advocates will give remarks on the courthouse steps.


Post-argument media availability at the U.S. Supreme Court on the Ohio voter purge case of Husted v. APRI


Heather McGhee, President of Demos

Dale Ho, Director, ACLU’s Voting Rights Project

Freda Levenson, Legal Director of the ACLU of Ohio

Paul Smith, lead counsel for the plaintiff, Campaign Legal Center Vice President of Litigation and Strategy

Andre Washington, President, Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute

Chris Knestrick, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH)


Wednesday, January 10, immediately after the arguments in this case


Supreme Court of the United States

1 First Street Northeast

Washington, DC


About the Case: Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI)

Ohio’s Supplemental Process targets voters who fail to vote in a two-year period for eventual removal from the voter roll based on the erroneous presumption that such voters have moved. As a direct result of this process, voters who remain fully eligible to vote are stripped from the registration rolls and denied their right to vote. More details here: