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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“Voting Rights Advocates Settle Long-Running Voter Registration Suit”

Press release: Voting rights advocates and Massachusetts officials announced today that settlements have been reached in a three-year old federal lawsuit regarding the requirement to provide voter registration opportunities to low-income citizens who receive public assistance benefits. The lawsuit, filed … Continue reading

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“Texas keeping thousands from registering, voting group alleges”

MSNBC: housands of Texans are being disenfranchised thanks to chronic failures in the state’s voter registration system, a Democratic group alleges based on government records and extensive additional evidence. The charges raise serious questions about Texas’s commitment to making the … Continue reading

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