“KNIGHT: An electoral-reform tsunami; Pending lawsuits could force a cleanup of voter fraud”

Washington Times: “On Friday, three former U.S. Justice Department attorneys filed lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi seeking an order to compel election officials in Jefferson Davis County, as well as in nearby Walthall … Continue reading

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Federal Court Declines to Enjoin Disavowed Florida Purge Under NVRA

In a decision released this morning, a federal court declined to issue a temporary restraining order in the DOJ’s NVRA challenge to Florida’s purported purge of noncitizens. Part of the reason was that the Florida Secretary of State Detzner apparently said … Continue reading

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4th Circuit Affirms Right Under NVRA for Public Access to Completed Voter Registration Materials

Project Vote v. Long: “The question here is whether Section 8(i)(1) of the National Voter Registration Act (“NVRA”), which requires public disclosure of “all records concerning the implementation of programs and activities conducted for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy … Continue reading

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“Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Florida Alleging Violations of the National Voter Registration Act”

DOJ Press Release: ” WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida and the Florida Secretary of State in his official capacity alleging that the state has violated its … Continue reading

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“LDF and Project Vote Win Important Legal Victory for Public Assistance Recipients in Louisiana”

Press release: “Yesterday, voting rights advocates won an important legal victory that will ensure that Louisiana’s public assistance agency clients—the state’s poorest and most marginalized residents—will be offered an opportunity to register to vote. In a forceful decision, a federal … Continue reading

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“Georgia Agrees to Comply with National Voter Registration Act, Settles Lawsuit Brought by Lawyers’ Committee and Partners”

This press release begins: “A coalition of national voting rights groups have secured a landmark settlement with the State of Georgia to ensure that voter registration is offered to all public assistance applicants. The state has settled a lawsuit, brought … Continue reading

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Arizona Will Seek SCOTUS Review of 9th Circuit Opinion on Federal Voter Registration Form

AZCentral.com: “‘We always expected the U.S. Supreme Court to have to decide this one,’ [AZ AG] Horne said, adding that he expects the high court to uphold the entire law.” My earlier coverage is here and here. One immediate question … Continue reading

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“Federal Appeals Court Rules That N.M. Violated Federal Law, Failing to Provide Voter Registration Applications to Public Assistance Clients”

See this press release about this new opinion.  From the release:, “The federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the State of New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) violated Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act of … Continue reading

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