Plaintiffs in Ohio “Golden Week” Case Seek Stay from 6th Circuit; May Seek Emergency #SCOTUS Relief

On Tuesday, a 6th Circuit panel reversed a trial court’s ruling which had prevented Ohio from eliminating “Golden Week,” a week in which a person could both register to vote (or change a registration) and cast an early ballot. The … Continue reading

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Breaking: 7th Circuit Refuses En Banc in Both WI Voter ID Cases; No More Changes Unless #SCOTUS Intervenes

A unanimous 7th Circuit issued this order en banc refusing to place the affidavit requirement to soften voter id back into effect at this point, and rejecting the other cross appeals. This would leave only the Supreme Court as a place … Continue reading

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DOJ and Private Plaintiffs File #SCOTUS Responses in NC Emergency Voting Case

Private Plaintiffs’ response. DOJ’s response. Chief Justice Roberts can now decide this motion himself or refer to the Court. (NC might try to draft a reply by tomorrow).  I’d expect a decision early next week. Here’s what I said about … Continue reading

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“Judge sets oral arguments to determine if Texas intended to discrminate with voter ID law”

David Saleh Rauf reports in the San Antonio Express-News on this Order setting a January argument date on the question whether Texas passed its voter identification law with a racially discriminatory purpose. A finding of racially discriminatory purpose could allow the … Continue reading

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Texas Will Seek #SCOTUS Review of 5th Circuit Voter ID Ruling: Is It Planning on Challenging Rules This Election?

Texas has already agreed to a softening of its voter id law for this election. As expected, the state has announced it will file a cert. petition at the Supreme Court seeking review. But this line in the Dallas News story is … Continue reading

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No, Justice Breyer Won’t Help Elect Donald Trump with a “Courtesy” Fifth Vote for Stay in NC Case

Ian Millhiser makes the case: On its surface, Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. has very little to do with voting rights. It’s a case about the right of transgender students to use a bathroom that aligns with their gender … Continue reading

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