The spring 2023 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy has an article, “How State ‘Sore-Loser’ Laws Make it Impossible for Trump to Run a Successful Third-Party Campaign If He Loses the Republican Primary.” The authors are four attorneys… Continue reading
North Carolina’s state elections board on Tuesday removed two local election officials who had refused to certify their county’s 2022 results after officials determined they violated state law.
The state board voted unanimously to dismiss Surry County elections secretary… Continue reading
Looks like some terrific contributions here
The Future Is Unwritten: Reclaiming the Twenty-Sixth Amendment
In April 2022, Rutgers University Law Review hosted the first law symposium ever to be dedicated to the Twenty-Sixth Amendment, resulting in this… Continue reading
The following is a guest post from Richard Bernstein, who wrote this amicus brief
in Moore v. Harper but who expresses his own views here:
Although I wrote and joined an amici brief
supporting affirmance in Moore v. Harper, recent… Continue reading
Earlier this month, I highlighted
the confusion around the jurisdictional issue in Moore v. Harper now that the North Carolina Supreme Court granted rehearing in Harper II and is reconsidering the holding in Harper I (i.e., the case the Court… Continue reading
Oklahoma’s leading anti-abortion group is pushing GOP lawmakers to loosen the state’s near-total ban.
In a recent letter to legislators, Oklahomans for Life Chair Tony Lauinger argued that if they don’t amend the state’s anti-abortion law to add exceptions… Continue reading
Republican justices look ready to use their new majority on the North Carolina’s state Supreme Court to tear up the state’s congressional maps, and the new ones would likely favor the GOP up and down the ballot.
The Tar… Continue reading
with the links to the argument and news coverage.
Republicans are readying to plow ahead with ambitious gerrymandering despite previous reprimands from state courts — now that they’ve elected judges who are less likely to thwart their plans.
The first test of this strategy comes… Continue reading
Over the past 11 months, someone created thousands of fake, automated Twitter accounts — perhaps hundreds of thousands of them — to offer a stream of praise for Donald Trump.
Besides posting adoring words about the former president, the… Continue reading
For just about all of the nation’s history, politicians would fight over redistricting for a short period after each once-a-decade census, then forget about congressional maps until the next reapportionment.
Now, a string of lawsuits and in-the-works state referendums… Continue reading
As Tarrant County’s Republican Sheriff Bill Waybourn explained his plan to increase the policing of local elections, he tried to reassure anyone worried about his fealty to former President Donald Trump or alarmed by the election-denying wing of his… Continue reading
Doug Bock Clark
Before 2020, local election officials seldom voted against certifying results. But in 2022, conservative officials in North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania and New Mexico refused to do so. Some admitted to refusing to certify for… Continue reading
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
for Bloomberg Law:
The US Supreme Court’s surprise decision to seek additional briefing in a North Carolina voting case could push an open question on the role of state officials in setting federal election rules into 2024.… Continue reading