“Federal court questions whether Texas voter ID law can offer accommodations”

WaPo: With the U.S. Supreme Court watching, judges on a federal appeals court here Tuesday questioned whether accommodations could be made to protect minority voters and still save Texas’s strictest-in-the-nation voter ID law in time for the presidential contest in … Continue reading

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Breaking: In Major Decision, Federal Court Blocks Cutback in Ohio Registration/Early Voting “Golden Week”

In a 120-page opinion, [new working link] a federal district court has held that the Ohio legislature’s elimination of “Golden Week,” a week in which Ohio voters could both register to vote and cast an early ballot at the same location, violates … Continue reading

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“Bernie Sanders supporters sue to have California’s voter registration extended until election day”

LAT: A federal lawsuit alleging widespread confusion over California’s presidential primary rules asks that voter registration be extended past Monday’s deadline until the day of the state’s primary election on June 7. “Mistakes are being made,” said William Simpich, an Oakland civil rights attorney who … Continue reading

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Breaking: Federal District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Kansas Proof of Citizenship Requirements for Registration at DMV

A federal district court has issued this 67-page opinion temporarily preventing Kansas from requiring those registering to vote at the DMV while getting or renewing licenses to provide documentary proof of citizenship. From the Court’s conclusion: Under the heightened preliminary … Continue reading

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