More on the Ruling on Election Day Registration in Illinois


Although Think Progress criticizes the ruling, I tentatively think it is right on the merits for reasons I expressed in When is Uniformity of People, Not Counties, Appropriate in Election Administration? The Cases of Early and Sunday Voting”, 2015 University of Chicago Legal Forum 193 (2015).

But perhaps the ACLU is right that the proper remedy is to expand EDR to all the counties in Illinois.

Aside from the merits, the question is whether this ruling comes too late. The judge seems blissfully unaware of the Purcell Principle.

This case is a great one for testing how committed liberals are to equal protection when the ones hurt are rural Republican voters.


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