Julie Ebenstein

Senior Staff Attorney,
Voting Rights Project, ACLU

Julie is a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Voting Rights Project.  Since 2013, she has litigated voting rights matters around the country, including cases in North Carolina successfully challenging an omnibus voter suppression law; in Ferguson, Missouri successfully challenging the racially discriminatory impact of at-large school board elections; in Kansas successfully challenging the state dual registration system; in California and New Hampshire challenging election officials’ rejection of absentee ballots based on the voters’ signature; and in Iowa challenging the state’s felon disenfranchisement laws.

Leading up to the 2012 general election, Julie was a staff attorney with the ACLU of Florida.  She was counsel in several voting rights cases, including litigation preventing reductions to early voting, a constitutional challenge to restrictions on voter registration drives, a challenge to Florida’s purge of the state voter rolls, and a challenge to the non-uniformity of elections laws among Florida counties. 

She has written and testified on the detrimental effect of criminal disfranchisement laws and the intersection of over-criminalization, prison gerrymandering, and voting rights dilution. 

Before joining the ACLU, Julie focused on refugee protection issues, working first with the International Rescue Committee on the Thailand-Myanmar border, then with Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa.  Prior to law school, Julie served as Policy & Advocacy Associate with the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Julie is a graduate of Columbia University and Fordham University School of Law.  She is admitted to practice in New York and Florida.

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