“Kris Kobach says voter registrations without ‘proof of citizenship’ need to go”

KC Star: One complication of the state’s proof-of-citizenship law is that federal elections have no such requirement. Two voters are challenging Kobach’s decision that those who register to vote using a federal form, which doesn’t require proof of citizenship, can’t … Continue reading

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Breaking and Analysis: 5th Circuit Affirms Texas Voter ID Violates Section 2, Remands on Question of Discriminatory Purpose

[bumping to top] A unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued an opinion which is a great (but not complete) victory for those challenging Texas’s strict voter id law. The court affirms … 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 this draft on SSRN.  It is still an early draft. Comments welcome! Here is the abstract: The first decade of election law cases at the Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice Roberts brought election law … Continue reading

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“Unconstitutional But Entrenched: Putting UOCAVA and Voting Rights for Permanent Expatriates on a Sound Constitutional Footing”

Brian Kalt has posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming, Brooklyn Law Review).  Here is the abstract: For decades, eligible voters who have left the U.S. permanently have had the right to vote in federal elections as though they still lived at … Continue reading

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“Historic federal trial on voting rights ends; judge to issue decision later this year”

Winston-Salem Journal: Thomas Farr, one of the state’s attorneys, said in closing arguments that the plaintiffs had not presented any evidence that the law is racially discriminatory. He said North Carolina legislators have the authority to enact changes to election … Continue reading

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