Atiba R. Ellis is a professor of law at the Marquette University Law School. His research focuses on voting rights law with specific attention to how varying conceptions of the right to vote exclude voters on the margins. He has written about the economic entry barriers posed by voter ID laws, felon disenfranchisement laws, the theoretical effects of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder, and related topics. Ellis’s research focuses on voting rights theory, and how ideology affects the scope of the right to vote, as well as critical legal theory and legal history. Ellis joined Marquette after teaching for nine years at the West Virginia University College of Law and after serving as the Boden Visiting Professor of Law at Marquette Law School in the fall of 2017.
Countering the “Big Lie” requires a broader conversation that includes acknowledgement of coded racial voter suppression