“A partisan battle in an overreach of a case”: Minority voters are caught between the political parties at the Supreme Court, with the Voting Rights Act hanging in the balance (My SCOTUSBlog Preview of Brnovich)

I have written this analysis for SCOTUSBlog. It begins: Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee is a strange voting rights case. Rather than the typical case, in which a voting rights group representing minority voters sues a state or locality for engaging … Continue reading

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“Top DFLers, state party defend law that permits Trump-only GOP primary ballots”

The real story isn’t that state party officials are defending state party associational rights under the First Amendmetn (even if they also benefit opposing parties).  The real story is the practical recognition that litigation now begins to creep up on … Continue reading

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“New York Dems Are Redrawing Congressional Districts and It Could Put Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Out of a Job”

The Daily Wire ties the census, redistricting, and (perhaps) a bit of wish fulfillment.  They’re not wrong about legislative leadership use of redistricting to enforce party discipline, though.  It’ll be interesting to see the extent to which New York’s new … Continue reading

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The Coming Constitutional Challenge to CA Requirement that Presidential (and Gubernatorial) Candidates Provide Tax Returns to Appear on the Primary Ballot: What’s Likely to Happen and When?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill requiring Presidential candidates (as well as gubernatorial candidates) to supply their tax returns if they want appear on the primary ballot. There is no question the Trump campaign or their allies, and … Continue reading

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