Voting Rights Project, ACLU
Dale Ho (@dale_e_ho) is the Director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project, and supervises the ACLU’s voting rights litigation and advocacy work nationwide.
Dale has active cases in over a dozen states throughout the country. He has litigated cases under the federal Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act, including Shelby County v. Holder (defending the constitutionality of Sections 4(b) and 5 of the Voting Rights Act); Frank v. Walker (challenging Wisconsin's voter ID law); League of Women Voters of NC v. North Carolina (challenging cutbacks to early voting and the elimination of same-day registration in North Carolina); and Fish v. Kobach (challenging documentation requirements for voter registration in Kansas). Dale is an adjunct professor of law at NYU School of Law. He is a frequent commentator on voting rights issues, appearing on television programs including Hardball with Chris Matthews; All-In with Chris Hayes, and the Melissa Harris-Perry Show; has written opinion pieces for the New York Times; and is widely published on redistricting and voting rights in law reviews including Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Florida Law Review, and the University of Richmond Law Review.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Dale was Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; and a judicial law clerk, first to Judge Barbara S. Jones, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then to Judge Robert S. Smith, New York Court of Appeals. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and Princeton University.