Last updated on: 2/28/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Cindy Cohn, JD Biography

Title:
Legal Director and General Counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“The computerized voting machines being used and sold in California today plainly fail to meet those basic standards, and the risk of injuring our democracy is too great for us to simply cross our fingers and hope that the significant problems we have experienced so far will not recur in November.”

Testimony before the California Voting Systems and Procedures Panel, Apr. 26, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Legal Director and General Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), 2000-present
  • Coordinator – EFF’s national litigation strategy for electronic voting machines
  • Board Director – Verified Voting Foundation
  • Member – National Committee for Voting Integrity
  • Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America, National Law Journal, 2006
  • Testified before the California Voting Systems and Procedures Panel, Apr. 2004
  • Honored by the Editorial Board of Daily Journal, 2001
  • Top Lawyers of the Year, California Lawyer magazine, 1997
Education:
  • JD, University of Michigan Law School
  • Undergraduate studies, University of Iowa
  • Undergraduate studies, London School of Economics
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Did Electronic Voting Machines in the 2000 and 2004 Elections Give an Advantage to a Particular Political Party?