“Lawyers’ Committee Releases New Report Examining Voting Rights Restrictions Following 2013 Supreme Court Ruling”

Release: Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) released a new report, “Voting Rights Communication Pipelines: Georgia After Shelby County v. Holder” – examining Georgia, one of fourteen states that was subject to protections provided by … Continue reading

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“Democracy Diminished: LDF Releases Report on State and Local Threats to Voting Rights Three Years After Landmark Shelby County Decision”

Release: Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), released a report titled, Democracy Diminished: State and Local Threats to Voting Post-Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder (Shelby County), a detailed collection of state, county, and local voting changes … Continue reading

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“Using the Voting Rights Act to Discriminate: Gerrymanders, Two Racial Quotas, Safe Harbors, Shields, and Inoculations to Undermine Multiracial Coalitions and North Carolina’s Use of Racial Black Political Power”

Michael Curtis has posted this draft on SSRN (Wake Forest Law Review). Here is the abstract: This Article focuses on new developments in the ongoing saga of North Carolina’s 2011 state legislative and congressional reapportionment and gerrymander. The earlier article … Continue reading

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“Federal court questions whether Texas voter ID law can offer accommodations”

WaPo: With the U.S. Supreme Court watching, judges on a federal appeals court here Tuesday questioned whether accommodations could be made to protect minority voters and still save Texas’s strictest-in-the-nation voter ID law in time for the presidential contest in … Continue reading

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Breaking: In Major Decision, Federal Court Blocks Cutback in Ohio Registration/Early Voting “Golden Week”

In a 120-page opinion, [new working link] a federal district court has held that the Ohio legislature’s elimination of “Golden Week,” a week in which Ohio voters could both register to vote and cast an early ballot at the same location, violates … Continue reading

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Breaking: #SCOTUS Denies Emergency Relief in Texas Voter ID Case, But Signals Full Decision in Time for November Elections

The Supreme Court has just issued this order: The application to vacate the stay entered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on October 14, 2014, presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the … Continue reading

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Breaking and Analysis: Federal District Court Upholds Restrictive NC Voting Law in 485-Page Opinion

Federal district court judge Thomas Schroeder has issued this 485-page opinion considering constitutional and Voting Rights Act challenges to North Carolina’s 2013 restrictive voting law (which I have discussed in a number of places including this Harvard Law Review forum … Continue reading

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