Breaking and Analysis: Supreme Court on 5-3 Vote Affirms NC Racial Gerrymandering Case, with Thomas in Majority and Roberts in Dissent

The Supreme Court has issued this 5-3 opinion in Cooper v. Harris. Justice Kagan wrote the opinion for the Court, with Justice Thomas making the fifth vote for affirmance. Chief Justice Robert and Justices Alito and Kennedy dissented. That is … Continue reading

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“‘Kris Kobach Came After Me for an Honest Mistake’; Trump’s pick to investigate his theories about voter fraud has a record of targeting older conservatives.”

Politico: When Kris Kobach, Kansas’ aggressive secretary of state, convinced the state legislature to give him prosecutorial power to pursue voter fraud, he said it was necessary to root out tens of thousands of undocumented aliens who were voting as … Continue reading

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“FSFP Releases Part II of Report On The SpeechNow Case and the Real World of Campaign Finance”

Post: “Part II: Undermining Federal Limits on Contributions to Political Parties“, explores the top 100 donors to six official national party committees (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee, Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Democratic National … Continue reading

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“New CCP Issue Brief: ‘Dark Money’ Drops to 2.9% of Campaign Spending in 2016”

Release: The Center for Competitive Politics, America’s largest nonprofit defending First Amendment political free speech rights, released a new Issue Brief today analyzing the amount of so-called “dark money,” or election campaign spending by nonprofits that are not required to publicly … Continue reading

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“U.S. For Voting Rights Advocates, Court Decision Is ‘Temporary Victory’”

Michael Wines in the NYT: It seemed like an important victory for voting rights advocates on Monday when the Supreme Court declined to reconsider an appellate decision striking down North Carolina’s restrictive voting law. But those who follow the arcana … Continue reading

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