“SCOTUS hearing VA & NC Gerrymandering cases today. Suffice to say, Racial Gerrymandering in Deep South states is even worse”

Dan Smith: Today, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in gerrymandering cases from North Carolina and Virginia. Plaintiffs claim that GOP lawmakers in the two states excessively packed black voters into congressional and state legislative districts, thus diluting the influence … Continue reading

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Bert Rein, Lawyer for Shelby County, Says Maybe #SCOTUS Decision Good Because It Deterred “Some Illegals” from Voting

Wow: Both Kang and Hasen said whether the Shelby decision tipped the election is less important than whether it unnecessarily disenfranchised any number of voters, even if it was less than a substantial amount. We put the same question to … Continue reading

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SCOTUS, Without Asking for Response from Republicans, Rejects Attempt to Revive Trump Voter Intimidation Decree; J. Ginsburg Weighs In {Corrected]

Chris Geidner: On Monday afternoon, the Supreme Court denied Democrats’ request to reinstate a trial court order barring the presidential campaigns and others from several activities views by the lower court as voter intimidation tactics. A federal appeals court had … Continue reading

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“Amicus: Intimidation Nation — Lawyers challenging punitive voting restrictions in Ohio are making an eleventh hour appeal to the Supreme Court.”

Dahlia Lithwick podcast: In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, many states made changes to their voting laws that may disproportionately harm minorities. This week, lawyers in Ohio filed an emergency motion with … Continue reading

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