The state Libertarian Party’s challenge to North Carolina’s election laws is the topic at the next bi-monthly law and public policy luncheon series sponsored by the John Locke Foundation and the Triangle chapter of the Federalist Society set for Thursday, Jan. 21 at noon.
The event is at the JLF headquarters at 200 W Morgan St., Raleigh. To register, go the their website.
The presenter is Jason Kay, senior staff attorney for the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law. The discussion will cover North Carolina’s ballot access laws and the obstacles they create for emerging political parties, the constitutional rights of political parties to participate in the election process, and the primary legal issues in the lawsuit.
Kay earned a juris doctor with honors and a master of public administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and master of science and bachelor of science degrees from Indiana University at Bloomington.
He practiced as corporate counsel at Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, a litigation partner at Sawyer & Kay, PLLC, and Law Clerk for Justice Mark Martin at the North Carolina Supreme Court. While in law school, Kay was editor in chief of the First Amendment Law Review and an Honors Writing Scholar.
Prior to beginning his legal career, he consulted on leadership and management issues faced by nonprofit organizations, universities, and local governments and taught organizational leadership and environmental science at universities and educational nonprofit centers.
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