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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“Coalition and New Jersey Officials Improve Voter Registration Opportunities in the State”

Release: Voting rights advocates and New Jersey officials announced today that they have reached a settlement to ensure low-income citizens are provided voter registration services through public assistance agencies, as required by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). New Jerseyans … Continue reading

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“Voting Rights Advocates Ask Court to Immediately Protect the Right of North Carolinians to Vote”

Release: Yesterday, a coalition of voting rights advocates and North Carolina citizens asked a federal judge in Winston-Salem to issue an interim order to prevent widespread disenfranchisement in the November 2016 general election before the lawsuit they filed is resolved. … Continue reading

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“Encouraging Local Compliance with Federal Civil Rights Laws: Field Experiments with the National Voter Registration Act”

Doug Hess, Michael Hanmer, and David Nickerson have written this article for Public Administration Review. Here is the abstract: Can state officials increase local officials’ compliance with an important federal civil rights law with subtle interventions? The National Voter Registration … Continue reading

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