“Lawsuit Challenges Arizona’s Overly Burdensome Dual Voter Registration System”

Release:  Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and private co-counsel filed a federal lawsuit challenging Arizona’s overly burdensome and confusing voter registration process that has disenfranchised 26,000 voters in Maricopa County alone. Maricopa is the … Continue reading

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“Former Justice Department Lawyers Fire Back on Voting-Rights Reversal They Say Betrays Two Decades of Enforcement”

Dan Froomkin: The Justice Department’s recent about-face on a voting rights case was such a betrayal of long-standing DOJ policy that a group of former political appointees and career lawyers filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court on Friday, citing more … Continue reading

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3d Circuit Rejects ACRU’s Voter Purge Suit in Philadelphia, Saying Suit Threatens Goals of NVRA and Integrity of the Vote

Unanimous opinion: The American Civil Rights Union (“ACRU”) challenges the Philadelphia City Commissioners’ failure to purge the city’s voter rolls of registered voters who are currently incarcerated due to a felony conviction. Because state law prohibits felons from voting while … Continue reading

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“Husted, Arizona Inter Tribal, and Lessons from the Constitutional Structure”

Franita Tolson: Husted is, therefore, more than just a case about statutory interpretation.  It also implicates the Constitution’s allocation of power to the states and the federal government under the Elections Clause.  As both the Arizona and Ohio laws illustrate, allowing … Continue reading

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“The Voter Purge Crusade That Preceded Trump’s Sketchy Elections Commission”

Tierney Sneed for TPM: Vice President Mike Pence, leader of President Trump’s shady “Elections Integrity” commission kicked off its first meeting last month with a promise that it would have “no preconceived notions or preordained results.” But like many of its other members, commissioner … Continue reading

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“This DOJ Letter May Be More Alarming Than Trump Commission’s Request For Voter Data”

HuffPo: Former Department of Justice officials and voting advocates are seriously alarmed over a DOJ letter sent to states last week that they say could signal a forthcoming effort to kick people off voter rolls. This comes as national attention … Continue reading

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“Suit claims Georgia voter registration violates federal law”: No one can vote in Osoff-Handel Unless Registered in March

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A Washington-based advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Georgia of violating federal law by reducing the amount of time residents have to register to vote. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed the complaint … Continue reading

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“Voting Rights Advocates Announce Agreement with State of Nevada to Modernize Voter Registration Opportunities”

Release: Voting rights advocates and Nevada officials announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to streamline and modernize voter registration opportunities through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Demos, Project Vote, the American Civil … Continue reading

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US Dept. of Justice Files Brief Supporting NAACP Legal Argument in NC Voter Purge Case

You can find the 13-page document here. A snippet: Here, plaintiffs allege that election officials in three North Carolina counties have removed voters solely based on alleged changes of residence, premised on mail returned as undeliverable and submitted through voter … Continue reading

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