“Amicus: Intimidation Nation — Lawyers challenging punitive voting restrictions in Ohio are making an eleventh hour appeal to the Supreme Court.”

Dahlia Lithwick podcast: In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, many states made changes to their voting laws that may disproportionately harm minorities. This week, lawyers in Ohio filed an emergency motion with … Continue reading

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Breaking: WI Voter ID Judge Won’t Scrap Law for Election, Will Order State to Give Better Information to Voters

See the series of tweets from Patrick Marley. The judge apparently invoked the Purcell Principle against making changes too close to the election, but said plaintiffs could go back to 7th Circuit for emergency relief. Marley: “Judge says he will … Continue reading

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“Lawyers’ Committee Files Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit Challenging Discriminatory Method of Electing Judges to Highest Courts in State of Alabama”

Release: Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP and four individual black voters alleging that the method of electing Alabama’s most powerful judges … Continue reading

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“Inside the Republican creation of the North Carolina voting bill dubbed the ‘monster’ law”

Today’s must-read at WaPo: A review of these documents shows that North Carolina GOP leaders launched a meticulous and coordinated effort to deter black voters, who overwhelmingly vote for Democrats. The law, created and passed entirely by white legislators, evoked … Continue reading

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Breaking: #SCOTUS 4-4 Tie in NC Voting Case Leaves Lower Court Ruling in Place and Shows Us Power of Appeals Courts Post-Scalia

The Supreme Court has denied a stay in the North Carolina voting case, with the Justices mostly dividing 4-4. The stay order indicates that the Chief Justice, Justice Alito, and Justice Kennedy would have granted the stay except with respect … Continue reading

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