Dale Ho

Voting Rights Project, ACLU

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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.  His cases have included: Shelby County v. Holder (defending the constitutionality of Sections 4(b) and 5 of the Voting Rights Act); Fish v. Kobach (challenging documentation requirements for voter registration in Kansas); 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 Frank v. Walker (challenging Wisconsin's voter ID law). 

Dale has testified on election law issues before the United States Congress, and in various state legislatures around the country.  He is also an adjunct professor of law at NYU School of Law and Brooklyn Law School.

Dale is a frequent commentator on voting rights issues, appearing on television programs including Hardball with Chris MatthewsAll-In with Chris Hayes, and on AM Joy with Joy-Ann Reid; has written opinion pieces for the New York Times; and is widely published on redistricting and voting rights in law reviews including the Yale Law Journal Forum; the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and the William & Mary Law Review

In 2017, Dale was named one of the best Asian American Lawyers under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

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.

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