“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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“North Carolina NAACP Files Federal Suit Charging State Illegally Suppressed Right to Vote of Thousands of Black Residents”

Release: The North Carolina NAACP filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking an immediate injunction to stop the state and various county boards of elections from illegally cancelling the registrations of thousands of voters who are being targeted in a coordinated … Continue reading

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DC Circuit Finds Evidence of Threat of Non-Citizen Voting Very Minor in Kobach-EAC Case

Back on September 9, the DC Circuit issued an order in one of the EAC cases, holding that the district court should have issued a preliminary injunction against the order put out by EAC Director Brian Newby (without getting approval … Continue reading

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“Judge temporarily blocks proof-of-citizenship voting requirement in 3 states”

WaPo: A federal judge said Monday he is unlikely to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging a proof-of-citizenship requirement in a mail-in federal voter registration form used by Kansas, Alabama and Georgia until an appeals court panel that looked at … Continue reading

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