Ned Foley: The Great Dissenter in Plessy Anticipated the Role for Federal Courts Embraced in Bush v. Gore—But Will the Court Repeat that Role Next Time and, If Not, What Then?

The following is the fifth of five guest posts by Ned Foley of Ohio State, about his new book Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States: Theme Five: In the 1900s, even as state courts increasingly … Continue reading

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WI: “Federal judge dismisses voter ID challenge but allows other parts of lawsuit to continue”

AP: Wisconsin’s requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls has survived another legal challenge after a federal judge Thursday dismissed portions of a wide-ranging lawsuit alleging the mandate burdens the right to vote. I have posted the judge’s … Continue reading

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Ned Foley: Ballot Battles in the Nineteenth Century Were Beset by Violence and Civil Strife; Not So in the Twentieth, and This Progress is Reason to Hope for Even More

The following is the fourth of five guest posts by Ned Foley of Ohio State, about his new book Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States: Theme Four: The nation has never fully fixed the institutional … Continue reading

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“The public doesn’t support restrictive voter ID laws, but many new ones will be in force in 2016”

Herman Schwartz for Reuters Opinion: Defenders of photo ID laws regularly cite public opinion polls that show widespread support for their arguments. Yet these polls reveal no such support, and they prove nothing about this new restrictive legislation because the … Continue reading

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“North Carolina’s Shell Game of Electoral Apartheid: How the Board of Elections Shoved Black Voters Away From the Ballot Box in 2014”

Insightus: Between the 2012 and 2014 elections the total number of Early Voting sites operated by North Carolina county boards of elections, statewide, increased modestly: from 363 to 366. But that same period witnessed substantial changes in those sites’ locations. … Continue reading

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