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Friday, July 05, 2002

Independence Blawg

Ed Still, a Washington D.C. lawyer with much experience in government affairs, yesterday declared his independence by starting a blog. Though Votelaw is just getting going, I have the feeling Ed's writing will be enlightening. While in Washington, Ed was the Director of the Voting Rights Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to providing legal services to address racial discrimination. He has represented minority citizens in more than 200 cases under the Voting Rights Act and has argued and briefed cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. Ed also knows much about campaign finance reform and the McCain-Feingold bill. Ed practiced for many years in Alabama, serving as general counsel to the Alabama Democratic Party, counsel for several Alabama cities in redistricting matters, and counsel for former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley in an election contest. He will be moving/returning to Birmingham, AL later this summer. Ed tells me Rick Klau's recent article encouraged him to take the plunge. From here it appears dad and baby are recovering nicely.

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