Breaking and Analysis: (Another) Federal Court Strikes Restrictive WI Voting Rules

In a 119-page opinion, a federal district court has struck a host of WI voting rules, including certain voter id provisions, as unconstitutional. Among other things, the court has ordered that expired but otherwise valid student id cards will be … Continue reading

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NC Republican Leaders, Calling 4th Circuit Panel “Partisan,” Vow #SCOTUS Appeal

Here’s the inflammatory statement: “Since today’s decision by three partisan Democrats ignores legal precedent, ignores the fact that other federal courts have used North Carolina’s law as a model, and ignores the fact that a majority of other states have … Continue reading

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Breaking and Analysis: Partially Divided 4th Circuit Strikes NC Strict Voting Law, Finds Discriminatory Intent

You can find the 83 pages of decisions at this link. A partially divided panel of 4th Circuit judges reversed a massive trial court opinion which had rejected a number of constitutional and Voting Rights Act challenges to North Carolina’s … Continue reading

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“By November, Russian hackers could target voting machines”

Bruce Schneier: Over the years, more and more states have moved to electronic voting machines and have flirted with Internet voting. These systems are insecure and vulnerable to attack. But while computer security experts like me have sounded the alarm for many years, states have largely ignored the threat, and the machine manufacturers have … Continue reading

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“The Voting Rights Act Might Get Some Teeth Back; Thanks to an appeals ruling, Texas’ discriminatory voting laws could end up under federal oversight.”

I have written this piece for Slate. it begins: This week’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit—holding that Texas’ strict voter identification law violates the Voting Rights Act—is good news for those who believe such … Continue reading

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