SCOTUS Adds Argument Time in Alabama Redistricting Case for Federal Government

See this Order. As I explained in my SCOTUSBlog preview posted yesterday, Argument preview: Racial gerrymandering, partisan politics, and the future of the Voting Rights Act, the government filed a brief supporting neither side in this case: Beneath the surface of … Continue reading

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“Uncounted Votes The Racially Discriminatory Effects of Provisional Ballots”

New report from the Center for American Progress. From the emailed press release: RELEASE: The Racially Discriminatory Effects of Provisional Ballots Washington, D.C. — One week ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, much has been made of the new, more suppressive … Continue reading

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“Shelby and Section 3: Pulling the Voting Rights Act’s Pocket Trigger to Protect Voting Rights After Shelby County v. Holder”

Paul Wiley has written this very (and timely, given Texas) important student note for the Washington and Lee Law Review. From the Introduction: One of those portions of the Voting Rights Act that remained untouched by Shelby County is § 3(c)15—the “bail-in” … Continue reading

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“Records at odds with voter fraud probe claim”

News from Georgia: Documents obtained from Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office appear to contradict Kemp’s claim that a voter fraud probe was based on numerous complaints from counties across Georgia. For weeks, Democrats have hinted that Secretary of State … Continue reading

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The Biggest Aspect of the Texas Case: Texas To Be Covered Again by Section 5 (If Case Stands)

Justin noted a key aspect of the Texas id decision which I want to highlight: “Also extremely important: the court expressly finds intentional discrimination relevant to bail-in under the Voting Rights Act, and says it will consider a bail-in order … Continue reading

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