See this Los Angeles Times report
on independent expenditure committees in state races.
A three-judge court in Massachusetts has struck down the district lines used to choose members of the Massachusetts House on grounds that the plan violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The opinion is here
. An order of… Continue reading
The Ninth Circuit has denied an en banc hearing over a strong dissent by Judge Kozinski in Farrakhan v. State of Washington
. At issue in the case is whether Washington’s law that disenfranchises felons violates section 2 of the… Continue reading
See this interesting report
in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. (Link via Politicalwire.com
The Washington Post offers this report
More complications on the campaign finance scene: MTV wants to run an online “prelection” for viewers 12 and older to vote for their preferences for a presidential candidate. MTV may endorse a winner. Details at Bob Bauer’s site here
.… Continue reading
Today The Hill runs an article about the confusion caused by the FEC’s recent advisory opinion on what one 527 organization, Americans for a Better Country, may do. The article is aptly titled 527s: Clear As Mud
. I must… Continue reading
Mickey Kaus questions here
how it is that the Bush campaign has spent $39 million this quarter supporting his candidacy. Kaus asks whether the Bush campaign, as has been alleged about the Dean’s campaign, was a “gold plated operation.”
It… Continue reading
Professor Michael Waterstone
writes about these new DOJ polling place guidelines
. You can find out more about Michael’s views (as well as Dan Tokaji’s views on the subject) here
So suggests the Washington Wire
in the Wall Street Journal. Thanks to Steven Sholk for the pointer.
Following up on this post
, the Supreme Court has denied cert. in the Washington blanket primary case. Thanks to Marty Lederman for the information.
is the A.P. report.