“Getting a photo ID so you can vote is easy. Unless you’re poor, black, Latino or elderly”

Sari Horwitz for WaPo: In November, 17 states will have voting restrictions in place for the first time in a presidential election. Eleven of those states will require their residents to show a photo ID. They include swing states such … 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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“Election Law’s Path in the Roberts Court’s First Decade: A Sharp Right Turn but with Speed Bumps and Surprising Twists”

I have posted a revised version of this paper (forthcoming, Stanford Law Review) to take into account the death of Justice Scalia.  Here is the revised abstract: This Essay describes the path of election law jurisprudence in the Roberts Court and … Continue reading

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