Media Appearances

Television and Online Video 

Voting rights battles continue, head to court, On the Record, WRALTV, Raleigh, N.C. Feb. 18, 2017.
Professor Atiba Ellis, Professor of Law, Francis De Luca of the Civitas Institute, and Mark Binker, WRAL Investigative Reporter, discuss why voting rights laws are so contentious and analyze past and present voting rights court battles. (23:28)

A Divided Nation, Feedback, U92/WWVU-FM, Morgantown, WV. Dec 1, 2016.
Atiba Ellis and fellow WVU professors Patrick Hickey (Political Science) and Jesse Wozniak (Sociology) explore the nature of the divisions and challenges that face American society, including race, politics, the 2016 presidential election, social media, and the impoverishment of discourse in society. (1:00:32)

Resolved: State Voter ID Laws Are Unconstitutional, National Constitution Center. Oct 5, 2016.
Hans von Spakovsky, Heritage Foundation, and Atiba Ellis, West Virginia University College of Law, debate voter ID laws in a event in Chicago moderated by Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center. (1:34:45)

WVU Ask An Expert: Election Law 101, West Virginia University. Aug 25, 2016.
WVU law professor Atiba Ellis, whose research focuses on voting rights laws, explains why voting is getting more complicated in the US. (2:09)

What They Won’t Tell You About Diversity Week, WVU College of Law. Sept 30, 2015.
Professor Atiba Ellis joined his West Virginia University colleagues Kendra Fershee (Law), Jonathan Hall (Geography), and Cynthia Gorman (Geography) explore the meaning and future of diversity in higher education and American society at large. (2:19:20)

The Voting Rights Act at 50: Past Successes, Future Challenges, WVU College of Law. Sept 17, 2015.
Professor Atiba Ellis, West Virginia University College of Law, and Brad Smith, Capital University College of Law, discuss the Voting Rights Act during a Constitution Day Lecture. (1:24:56)

Eliminating Fraud or Infringing a Right? – Voter I.D. Laws, Duke University School of Law. Feb 7, 2012.
A Federalist Society debate on Voter Identification Laws between Mr. J. Christian Adams from the Election Law Center and Professor Atiba Ellis, from the West Virginia University College of Law. Mr. Adams is an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice and a columnist for Professor Ellis focuses his research and writing on the law of democracy with a specific interest in voting rights law, and the intersection of democratic theory with race, class, and other critical legal perspectives. Co-sponsored by the Duke University Program in Public Law. (57:40)

Podcasts & Radio

Legal Eagle Review, WNCU, North Carolina Central University. Feb 26, 2017.
Professor Atiba Ellis sat down with hosts Irving Joyner and April Dawson, law professors at North Carolina Central University School of Law to discuss the past, present, and future of lowing rights in the U.S. The discussion emphasizes the parallels between the past of racial voter suppression and the present, the impact of the Shelby County v. Holder decision on the enforcement of voting rights, and the possible futures for voting rights in the Trump era. (link coming soon.)

You Down with VRA?!, B-Side Conversations. Aug 26, 2016.
Professor Atiba Ellis talks about the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Much of the context surrounding VRA is largely unknown to most people, but it is key for understanding the social tensions that have given rise to our increasingly vitriolic political environment. (1:31:12)

Policing Gone Black (Part 2), B-Side Conversations. Nov 1, 2015.
Part two of Professor Atiba Ellis’s conversation with host Jonathan Hall on police killings of young Black men and women, racism, and stop and frisk. (59:04)

Policing Gone Black (Part 1), B-Side Conversations. Nov 1, 2015.
Professor Atiba Ellis gives his thoughts on police killings of young Black men and women over the past year, his own experiences with racism, and the beginnings of stop and frisk. (52:41)


WVU Experts Say Mass Voter Fraud Not an Issue in Upcoming Election, WBOY News, Morgantown, WV. Nov 07, 2016.

Election Law 101, Ask An Expert, West Virginia University. Aug 25, 2016.

Clouded campaign finances: Public financing loopholes, ambiguities dim new WV program’s good intentions, WBOY News, Morgantown, WV. Mar 31, 2016.

Commission awards WVU professor with ‘Living the Dream’ award, The DA, Morgantown, WV. Mar 12, 2015.

Panel talks Ferguson, race, The DA, Morgantown, WV. Nov 19, 2014.

WVU reacts to recent DOMA rulings, The DA, Morgantown, WV. Jul 3, 2013.

‘Democracy in Motion’ Stops in Morgantown, WBOY News, Morgantown, WV. Feb 11, 2013.

Panel discusses case involving campaign laws, The DA, Morgantown, WV. Nov 4, 2010.

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