“Kris Kobach asks U.S. Supreme Court to restore his proof-of-citizenship law”

Wichita Eagle: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision and restore a state law he wrote requiring proof-of-citizenship documents to register to vote. Kobach wants the Supreme Court to … Continue reading

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“State and Local Officials Look to Improve Election Administration Ahead of 2016″

Bauer and Ginsberg blog at the Bipartisan Policy Center blog: “The 2016 presidential election campaign is officially underway. Millions of votes will be cast in the primaries and general election. Both parties will contest these elections vigorously, but both parties … Continue reading

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“Remedial Equilibration and the Right to Vote Under Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment”

Michael Morley has posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming, University of Chicago Legal Forum).  Here is the abstract: The modern “voting wars” involve repeated legal challenges alleging that proof-of-citizenship requirements for registration, voter identification laws, and other procedures aimed at protecting … Continue reading

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Opinion Analysis: A Small Victory for Minority Voters, or a Case with “Profound” Constitutional Implications?

[cross-posted at SCOTUSBlog.] It is easy to read the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama and Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama as a mostly inconsequential case giving a small, and perhaps only temporary, victory for minority voters in … Continue reading

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