Plaintiffs in Ohio “Golden Week” Case Seek Stay from 6th Circuit; May Seek Emergency #SCOTUS Relief

On Tuesday, a 6th Circuit panel reversed a trial court’s ruling which had prevented Ohio from eliminating “Golden Week,” a week in which a person could both register to vote (or change a registration) and cast an early ballot. The … Continue reading

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Breaking: 7th Circuit Refuses En Banc in Both WI Voter ID Cases; No More Changes Unless #SCOTUS Intervenes

A unanimous 7th Circuit issued this order en banc refusing to place the affidavit requirement to soften voter id back into effect at this point, and rejecting the other cross appeals. This would leave only the Supreme Court as a place … Continue reading

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Texas Will Seek #SCOTUS Review of 5th Circuit Voter ID Ruling: Is It Planning on Challenging Rules This Election?

Texas has already agreed to a softening of its voter id law for this election. As expected, the state has announced it will file a cert. petition at the Supreme Court seeking review. But this line in the Dallas News story is … Continue reading

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No, Justice Breyer Won’t Help Elect Donald Trump with a “Courtesy” Fifth Vote for Stay in NC Case

Ian Millhiser makes the case: On its surface, Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. has very little to do with voting rights. It’s a case about the right of transgender students to use a bathroom that aligns with their gender … 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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“The Real Reason Why Judges Should Keep Quiet About Elections; The restrictions remind judges to aspire to be apolitical.”

Dahlia Lithwick and I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: Late last week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg tried to put the controversy over her recent criticisms of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump behind her, issuing a … Continue reading

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