U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik is waging a court challenge against New York’s new vote-by-mail law in court while also promoting “legal ballot harvesting” on the campaign trail as the fierce and costly battle for control of Congress in next… Continue reading
Election officials are preparing to count votes a lot faster in 2024, desperate to avoid a repeat of the long ballot count that left the winner of the presidential race uncertain for days in 2020.
Several… Continue reading
E.J. Dionne WaPo column
In his decision in Shelby, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. claimed that even without a strong Section 4, the Voting Rights Act bans discrimination under Section 2, which “is permanent, applies nationwide, and is not… Continue reading
A ruling this week that private individuals and groups can’t demand enforcement of the Voting Rights Act could have major impact in Louisiana, as the state uses that decision to try to quash a legal challenge to its Republican-drawn… Continue reading
Voters in the swing county of Northampton, Pennsylvania, mostly moved on after their new touchscreen voting machines glitched during a down-ballot judge’s race in 2019.
But when a similar issue cropped up earlier this month, it triggered a backlash… Continue reading
for WaPo oped:
The 14th Amendment is treated as a suggestion but rarely imposed in full measure when the status quo will be upended. This was perhaps most famously on display in 1955, in the case of Brown II,… Continue reading
Another conservative court reading section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in ever narrower ways. The ruling is here
The Georgia General Assembly determined that the State’s PSC—a constitutionally created state commission with statewide authority and statewide responsibilities—should be… Continue reading
The Gleaner, the local newspaper in Henderson, Ky., has sections focused on features, sports, news and opinion.
What it doesn’t have: a single reporter on staff.
The publication is one of the “ghost newsrooms” that increasingly dot the… Continue reading
Ben Raderstorf and Mindy Finn Miami Herald oped
Speaker Mike Johnson’s decision to publicly release thousands of hours of Capitol security footage from Jan. 6, 2021, has fueled a renewed effort by Republican lawmakers and far-right activists to rewrite the history of the attack that day and… Continue reading
Should have seen this one coming
And they follow the shameless power grab in prompt order. The recklessness we see in legislatures is mirrored in the courts. Very dangerous indeed. https://t.co/u1U0jwx8pE
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@SIfill_) November 22, 2023
A Carson City judge has struck down an effort from reproductive rights groups to place a question on the 2024 ballot that aimed to establish a state constitutional right to abortion.
District Court Judge James Russell ruled
Tuesday… Continue reading
A Michigan businessman called Democratic Senate candidate Hill Harper to offer $20 million in campaign contributions if he agreed to drop out and instead mount a primary challenge to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, according to a source with direct knowledge of the… Continue reading
The unanimous opinion in Castro v. Scanlan is here
. It’s worth noting the appellate court only reached the standing issue. It did not address the political question doctrine issue, which I noted here
that the district court reached. And… Continue reading