“Protecting Political Participation Through the Voter Qualifications Clause of Article I”

Franita Tolson has posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming Boston College Law Review).  Here is the abtract: The Voter Qualifications Clause of Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution makes federal voting rights dependent upon participation in state elections. This … Continue reading

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10th Circuit May (or May Not) Side with States Over Federal Government in Voting Dispute Because the EAC Has No Commissioners [Updated]

According to an early AP report. This would not be a surprising result and would save the 10th Circuit from having to deal with the difficult constitutional question of where Congress’s power to set the “manner” of Congressional elections ends … Continue reading

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7th Circuit Won’t Consider Lifting Stay of Wisconsin Voter ID Law Until After Sept. 12 Oral Argument

The Seventh Circuit’s order issued last Thursday: The court will reserve decision on appellantʹs motion to stay the permanent injunction until after oral argument on September 12, 2014. The court notes that Wisconsin is free to implement immediately the portions of … Continue reading

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In Longshot Bid, McDaniel Files Judicial Complaint Asking to Be Declared Winner of #MSSEN Race

You can read the 8 page complaint at this link. The complaint essentially incorporates McDaniel’s 243-page complaint filed with the MS Republican Party into the complaint.  He asks for votes from Hinds County and elsewhere to be thrown out, and … Continue reading

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“New Report Shows Continued Pattern of Voting Rights Discrimination—African American, Latino, Asian American and Native American Voters More Vulnerable Than Ever”

Major new report issued by the National Commission on Voting Rights: On the anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act and a year after the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v Holder decision gutted a vital protection of the … Continue reading

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“A comprehensive investigation of voter impersonation finds 31 credible incidents out of one billion ballots cast”

Justin Levitt for WonkBlog: I’ve been tracking allegations of fraud for years now, including the fraud ID laws are designed to stop. In 2008, when the Supreme Court weighed in on voter ID, I looked at every single allegation put … Continue reading

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