“When is Uniformity of People, Not Counties, Appropriate in Election Administration? The Cases of Early and Sunday Voting”

I have posted this short essay on SSRN, a work in progress which I will present at a November symposium for the University of Chicago Legal Forum.  Here is the abstract: Since Bush v. Gore, some Republican officials have insisted on uniformity … Continue reading

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#KSSEN: Kobach Says He Should Have Declined to Be on Sen. Roberts Honorary Reelection Commmittee

Wichita Eagle: Taylor’s suit contends that Kobach should have recused himself from the decision on Taylor’s candidacy. Kobach, a former Republican Party chairman, is a member of Roberts’ honorary campaign committee, which Taylor’s attorney contends creates a conflict of interest. … Continue reading

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2 of 3 Judges on WI 7th Circuit Voter ID Panel Voted Against Plaintifs in IN Voter ID Case; 1 Was Not on Court

The judges chosen are Judges Easterbrook, Sykes, and Tinder. The first two voted against rehearing the Crawford case upholding Indiana’s voter id law.  Judge Tinder joined the court after that case. Of course, the facts of the two cases are different, … Continue reading

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“Federal appeals judges to hear Wisconsin voter ID arguments” – Will J. Posner Participate?

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: ”A panel of three federal appeals court judges in Chicago will hear arguments on whether to reinstate Wisconsin’s voter ID law on Friday, less than eight weeks before the Nov. 4 election.” The identity of the panel members should be posted … Continue reading

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About the $2 Birth Certificate in Texas to Get “Free” Voter ID

Brennan Center report from the trial [with language updated from the Brennan Center]; Under cross-examination by Dan Freeman, [Victor Farinelli, the electronic registration manager of the Department of State Health Services’ Vital Statistics Unit] testified that there is no law or … Continue reading

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