White House Adds Adviser on Democracy Policy, Voting Rights

April 19, 2021, 11:54 PM

The White House is adding an adviser on democracy policy as President Joe Biden and his team work to strengthen voting rights and other aspects of representative government.

Justin Levitt, a law school professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a former deputy assistant attorney general, has been chosen for the role, a White House official said on Monday evening.

Justin Levitt
Photographer: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

Levitt will be a senior policy adviser at the White House, working on voting rights, providing Americans with equitable representation in government, restoring trust in democracy, and strengthening civic participation, the school said.

Levitt did not immediately...

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