“Department of Justice Proposes Legislation to Improve Access to Voting for American Indians and Alaska Natives”

Press release: Today the Department of Justice proposed legislation that would require states or localities whose territory includes part or all of an Indian reservation, an Alaska Native village, or other tribal lands to locate at least one polling place … Continue reading

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In Never-Ending Texas Redistricting Litigation, Supplemental Briefs on Alabama Racial Gerrymandering Case

Via the indispensable Election Law @ Moritz: Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Memorandum (filed 4/20/15) Affidavit Perez and NAACP’s Supplemental Brief (filed 4/20/15) USA’s Advisory to the Court (filed 4/20/15) Quesda’s Supplemental Brief (filed 4/20/15) MALC’s Brief (filed 4/20/15) Congressperson’s Brief (filed 4/20/15) … Continue reading

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“Language Accommodations and Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act: Reporting Requirements as a Potential Solution to the Compliance Gap”

Matthew Higgins has written this excellent student note for the Stanford Law Review.  Here is the abstract: Certain voters with limited English proficiency (LEP) are afforded affirmative accommodations under section 203 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Section 203’s provisions, … 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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