Julie Ebenstein

Staff Attorney,
Voting Rights Project, ACLU

Julie is a staff attorney with the ACLU Voting Rights Project. 

Her work includes litigation to combat voter suppression, with active cases in Kansas (challenging the state dual registration system), Iowa (challenging the state felon disenfranchisement laws), and federal Voting Rights Act litigation in 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 NAACP v. Ferguson-Florissant School Board (challenging at-large school board elections)

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 successful 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 also wrote and testified on the disparate impact of felon disfranchisement and the intersection of over-criminalization and voting rights.

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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