Justice Ginsburg Tells Nina Totenberg About 5 AM Texas Voter ID Decision

From this event at the 92nd Street Y [my transcription, and there could be errors]: Nina Totenberg: Justice Ginsburg, you were up until … Friday night/Saturday morning, writing a passionate dissent in the Texas voter id case. Just to let … Continue reading

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“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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Election Assistance Commission Issues Controversial Decision Without Commissioners and Approaching Midnight Deadline

In an ongoing dispute between the federal government and the states of Arizona and Kansas over voter registration (which already earlier made it to the Supreme Court), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission issued a decision only minutes before a court-imposed … Continue reading

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“Brennan Center Challenges Kansas and Arizona Voter Registration Restrictions”

Press release: “The League of Women Voters of the United States and the organization’s Kansas and Arizona affiliates today joined a lawsuit arguing the new laws requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote in these states violate federal law.” … Continue reading

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Election Law in the New Issue of Harvard Law Review

The November issue includes three items discussing Shelby, Inter-Tribal, or both: FOREWORD Equality Divided Reva B. Siegel COMMENTS Beyond the Discrimination Model On Voting Samuel Issacharoff LEADING CASES CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Elections Clause — Federal Preemption of State Law — Federal … 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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