Texas Will Seek #SCOTUS Review of 5th Circuit Voter ID Ruling: Is It Planning on Challenging Rules This Election?

Texas has already agreed to a softening of its voter id law for this election. As expected, the state has announced it will file a cert. petition at the Supreme Court seeking review. But this line in the Dallas News story is … Continue reading

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“Birthplace of Sit-In Movement Takes Center Stage In Next Chapter of NC’s Voting Wars”

If only there were still a Section 5 applicable to Guilford County NC then they couldn’t do this without proving it wouldn’t make protected minority voters worse off: WHAT:   Despite the recent federal court ruling against voting restrictions, the Republican majority … Continue reading

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No, Justice Breyer Won’t Help Elect Donald Trump with a “Courtesy” Fifth Vote for Stay in NC Case

Ian Millhiser makes the case: On its surface, Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. has very little to do with voting rights. It’s a case about the right of transgender students to use a bathroom that aligns with their gender … Continue reading

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NC Republican Leaders, Calling 4th Circuit Panel “Partisan,” Vow #SCOTUS Appeal

Here’s the inflammatory statement: “Since today’s decision by three partisan Democrats ignores legal precedent, ignores the fact that other federal courts have used North Carolina’s law as a model, and ignores the fact that a majority of other states have … Continue reading

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Breaking and Analysis: Partially Divided 4th Circuit Strikes NC Strict Voting Law, Finds Discriminatory Intent

You can find the 83 pages of decisions at this link. A partially divided panel of 4th Circuit judges reversed a massive trial court opinion which had rejected a number of constitutional and Voting Rights Act challenges to North Carolina’s … Continue reading

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