Jessica Levinson, an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School and director of political reform at the Center for Governmental studies, will lead an election "postmortem" at a free public forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area Thursday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Women's City Club, 160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena.
"Lunch and talk" will be the format of the forum analyzing the outcome of the Nov. 2 election -- what it could mean to the state, country and person on the street. It also will address questions such as: "Does money buy elections? How much does party registration mean? What mattered most to voters?
Levinson's experience is in election law and governance issues, including campaign finance, ethics, ballot initiatives, redistricting, term limits, and state budgets. She has appeared as an election-law authority on NBC, ABC and the Fox News Network as well as on NPR, KNX and KFPK.
Her publications include "Ballot Box Budgeting in California: The Bane of the Golden State or an Overstated Problem" (37 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, spring 2010)."Timing is everything: A new Model for Countering Corruption without Silencing Speech in Elections" will appear in 55 St. Louis University Law Journal in 2011.
Lunch is $20, including tax, tip and parking. The reservation deadline is Oct. 28. The number for information and reservations is 626-798-0965. Admission to the program only is free.