Breaking: Federal Court Denies Motion to Postpone Texas Voter ID Trial, Putting DOJ in Position to Change Sides in Litigation

A federal district court, following a remand from the Fifth Circuit, is considering whether Texas acted with racially discriminatory intent when it passed its controversial voter identification law. The district court had already made a finding that Texas had such … Continue reading

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North Carolina Files Supreme Court Cert. Petition in Major Voting Law Case; What Happens Now with Democratic Gov. and AG?

Back in July, the Fourth Circuit struck down  North Carolina’s “monster” voting law, a law which among other things imposed a strict voter id requirement (later watered down in the face of litigation), cutback early voting, killed same day voter … Continue reading

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Iowa: “State funding too tight for unnecessary Voter ID”

Lynda Waddington: As telegraphed by key GOP lawmakers last month, a key component of Pate’s upgrades is Voter ID. This piece requires voters to produce approved forms of identification before casting ballots. Pate suggests Iowa-issued driver’s licenses, military-issued identification cards … Continue reading

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Breaking: WI Voter ID Judge Won’t Scrap Law for Election, Will Order State to Give Better Information to Voters

See the series of tweets from Patrick Marley. The judge apparently invoked the Purcell Principle against making changes too close to the election, but said plaintiffs could go back to 7th Circuit for emergency relief. Marley: “Judge says he will … Continue reading

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“Misunderstanding of Statistics Confounds Analyses of Criminal Justice Issues in Baltimore and Voter ID Issues in Texas and North Carolina”

James Scanlan at Fed Soc blog: I have written here before, most recently in “Things the President Doesn’t Know About Racial Disparities”  (Aug. 5, 2016), about the way the federal government, including the President, base many civil rights law enforcement policies on an … Continue reading

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