for the NYT:
As Republican candidates and their supporters increasingly focus on specious claims of rampant voter fraud, a federal trial starting in Georgia on Thursday will examine whether a key campaign to unmask illegal voters in 2020… Continue reading
A federal judge ruled Thursday that Georgia’s district lines must be redrawn to ensure adequate representation of Black voters in Congress and the General Assembly, finding that the state’s maps illegally weakened their political power.
The decision could result… Continue reading
New ELB Podcast:
Is the Roberts Court shifting on its protection of voting rights?
How has the addition of three Trump-appointed Justices changed the nature of the Supreme Court?
Should we expect a new ethics code for Supreme Court Justices?… Continue reading
You can find the district court’s 157-page opinion at this link.
The following is a guest post from Travis Crum
Alabama is once again the frontline of the fight for voting rights. After two years of litigation, Alabama now has two Black-opportunity congressional districts. But unfortunately, there are shockingly few… Continue reading
A federal court has picked Alabama’s new congressional map, which will likely result in an additional Black — and Democratic — member in the delegation.
The new map came after the same panel of federal judges twice found that… Continue reading
Michael Li with the details
on what he terms a “terrible ruling:”
Back in March, the UCLA Law Safeguarding Democracy Project held a conference, Can American Democracy Survive the 2024 Elections?
Following the conference some of the participants met as an ad hoc committee to consider recommendations in law, politics, media, and… Continue reading
for the NYT:
Alabama’s appeal confronts the Supreme Court with a profound test. The case may appear to involve a set of technical questions about one state’s legislative map. But it is more fundamentally about whether the Supreme… Continue reading
Alabama filed an emergency application
in the Supreme Court on Monday evening, asking the justices to keep in place for now a congressional map that a lower court had found failed to comply with orders to establish a second… Continue reading
Must-read Joan Biskupic report
When the Supreme Court
considered the challenge to an Alabama congressional map that shortchanged the state’s Black voters, liberal justices expected the conservative majority to side with Alabama – if not gut the 1965… Continue reading
You can find the unanimous, 217-page opinion at this link.
The Court castigated Alabama both for its failure to obey the Supreme Court’s order and for its delay:
We have reached these conclusions only after conducting an exhaustive analysis of… Continue reading
The following is a guest post from G. Michael Parsons
(Senior Legal Fellow, FairVote), Drew Penrose
(Policy Consultant, FairVote), and Terrance Carroll
(Senior Fellow for Voting and Democracy, FairVote):
The California Supreme Court’s decision in Pico Neighborhood Association v. City
… Continue reading