“Federal court questions whether Texas voter ID law can offer accommodations”

WaPo: With the U.S. Supreme Court watching, judges on a federal appeals court here Tuesday questioned whether accommodations could be made to protect minority voters and still save Texas’s strictest-in-the-nation voter ID law in time for the presidential contest in … Continue reading

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Breaking: In Major Decision, Federal Court Blocks Cutback in Ohio Registration/Early Voting “Golden Week”

In a 120-page opinion, [new working link] a federal district court has held that the Ohio legislature’s elimination of “Golden Week,” a week in which Ohio voters could both register to vote and cast an early ballot at the same location, violates … Continue reading

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Breaking: Federal District Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against Kansas Proof of Citizenship Requirements for Registration at DMV

A federal district court has issued this 67-page opinion temporarily preventing Kansas from requiring those registering to vote at the DMV while getting or renewing licenses to provide documentary proof of citizenship. From the Court’s conclusion: Under the heightened preliminary … Continue reading

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“Voter ID laws are reaction to nonexistent problem”

Greg Smith in The Tennessean: Von Spakovsky and others are persuading the public, as well as state legislatures and courts, that illegal immigrants, unscrupulous voter registration activists and vote buyers are stealing elections. Claims of voter malfeasance have “justified” tighter voting restrictions. … Continue reading

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Breaking: #SCOTUS Denies Emergency Relief in Texas Voter ID Case, But Signals Full Decision in Time for November Elections

The Supreme Court has just issued this order: The application to vacate the stay entered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on October 14, 2014, presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the … Continue reading

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