Breaking: 10th Circuit, in Major Voting Case, Rejects Kansas and Arizona Citizenship Proof Requirement

You can read the unanimous 10th Circuit opinion in Kobach v. U.S. EAC, reversing the lower court, at this link.  Kansas and Arizona tried to force the federal government to require those who register to vote using a simple federal … Continue reading

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“Senate Rules Committee to Take Up Election Agency Nominees After Recess”

Bloomberg BNA: “The Senate Rules and Administration Committee is expected to consider two Republican nominees to the Election Assistance Commission sometime after Congress returns in September from a five-week recess. Movement toward Senate confirmation of the nominees could put the … Continue reading

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Breaking: U.S. Election Assistance Commission May Be Back with Commissioners Soon

President Obama just announced two nominations for the U.S. Assistance Commission. Matthew Masterson and Christy McCormick are Republican-chosen nominees to join the two nominees from the Democrats, Thomas Hicks and Myrna Perez. The EAC was created as part of the … Continue reading

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Big News from Federal Court: Republican States May Soon Demand Proof of Citizenship for Voting in Federal Elections

Today a federal court decided Kobach v. United States Election Assistance Commission.The upshot of this opinion, if it stands on appeal, is that states with Republican legislatures and/or Republican chief election officials are likely to require documentary proof of citizenship … Continue reading

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“Sub-Regulating Elections”

Jennifer Nou has posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming, Supreme Court Review).  Here is the abstract: Agency deadlocks are a recurring feature of election-related administrative agencies. Such agencies are often designed by Congress with even-numbered bipartisan commissions with majoritarian voting … Continue reading

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“Kansas, Arizona rekindling lawsuit over proof-of-citizenship voter registration”

AP: “Kansas and Arizona have rekindled a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to require residents to show proof-of-citizenship when registering to vote, arguing that a recent agency decision to deny the requests was unlawful.” … Continue reading

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“Power play: Federal ruling forbids states from checking voters’ citizenship”

Washington Times: “A federal commission rejected three states’ requests to ask voters for proof of citizenship, issuing a complex decision Friday that said it’s up to the national government, not the states, to decide what to include on registration forms.” … Continue reading

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“Groups Oppose Arizona and Kansas Laws Regarding Proof-of-Citizenship for Voter Registration”

Press release: A council of 21 Indian tribes in Arizona, two Arizona citizen groups, and an Arizona state senator filed a motion today in federal court in Kansas to intervene in Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), to oppose … Continue reading

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