Analysis: Supreme Court Stops Immediate Implementation of WI Voter ID Law; and a Thought on Texas

Here is the order, and judged by the dissent of Justice Alito, joined by Scalia and Thomas, the basis was the Purcell objection, the proximity to the upcoming election and the risk of electoral chaos. Not only did the apparent … Continue reading

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ACLU Flags Judge Easterbrook’s Factual Inaccuracies in Horrendous WI Voter ID Decision

Press release about Judge Easterbrook’s terrible analysis: The motion filed today also notes factual inaccuracies in the appeals panel’s ruling, including: “The Seventh Circuit also could not fathom that so many registered Wisconsin voters lack a photo ID ‘in a world … Continue reading

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National Constitution Center Podcast on Voting Rights Fights with Jeffrey Rosen, John Eastman and Me

Listen. In that interview, John Eastman pretty much suggests Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional unless it is read to require proof of racially discriminatory intent (kind of defeats the whole point of section 2 one might … Continue reading

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Breaking: North Carolina Files Emergency #SCOTUS Petition in Same Day Voting, Precinct Voting Case: Analysis

I have now had a chance to read North Carolina’s 32-page petition (with an extensive appendix) asking for the Supreme Court to reverse an order issued by the 4th Circuit on a 2-1 vote requiring North Carolina to restore same day voter registration … Continue reading

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Justice Ginsburg Reflects on Bush v. Gore, Citizens United and Shelby County

TNR interview of the Justice by Jeff Rosen: JR: And you’ve discouraged separate concurrences. RBG: Yes. JR: Why is that? RBG: The experience I don’t want to see repeated occurred in Bush v. Gore. The Court divided five to four. There were four separate dissents, and that confused … Continue reading

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“Remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Congressional Black Caucus Panel Discussion on Voting Rights”

A snippet: As you’re discussing, through the unrelenting efforts of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division – under the leadership of Acting Assistant Attorney General Molly Moran, from whom you’ll be hearing this afternoon – my colleagues and I are … Continue reading

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Breaking: Justice Kagan Asks OH Early Voting Challengers to File SCOTUS Response by Tomorrow at 5

The order reads: IT IS ORDERED that in light of impending deadlines and uncertainty about when the Sixth Circuit will act on the emergency petition for rehearing en banc filed by the Ohio Attorney General and Secretary of State, respondents should file a … Continue reading

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