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Foley: Shelby County, Structural Originalism, and Congressional Gerrymanders

The following is the fourth in a series of guest posts on Benisek v. Lamone by Ohio State’s Ned Foley. Edward B. Foley This blog essay is the fourth in a series derived from a contribution to a University of Georgia Law Review … Continue reading ?

“Race and Representation Revisited: The New Racial Gerrymandering Cases and Section 2 of the VRA”

Guy Charles and Luis Fuente-Rohwer have posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming, William and Mary Law Review). I agree with some but disagree with other key parts of this interesting and important paper. Here is the abstract: This article explores … Continue reading ?

“Omnibus Budget To Include $380M For Election Security”

Doug Chapin: Translating: The EAC will get $380 million to disburse to states 45 days after the enactment of the bill; States will get a minimum of $3 million (territories $600,000) with the rest allocated by population (like in HAVA); … Continue reading ?

“Thousands of Milwaukee voters have been dropped from rolls, including some erroneously”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Thousands of Milwaukee voters have been dropped from voter rolls — including some erroneously — through the state’s registration system, city officials said Wednesday. Some 44,000 voters were removed from city rolls after the state started using a … Continue reading ?

“NC Gov. Cooper appoints an elections board member Republicans fought”

News and Observer: The four Democrats and four Republicans on the new state elections board went ’round and ’round Wednesday, casting tie vote after tie vote, as they looked for the board’s ninth member. But then they fell into an … Continue reading ?

“Elections Security Officials Head to Capitol Hill Amid Warnings of Russian Meddling”

NYT: A day after urging elections officials to shore up their systems ahead of the midterm voting, the Senate Intelligence Committee planned to call top federal and state elections security officials to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to explain how they are trying … Continue reading ?

“Thousands Lose Right to Vote Under ‘Incompetence’ Laws”

Stateline: Laws in 39 states and Washington, D.C., allow judges to strip voting rights from people with mental disorders ranging from schizophrenia to Down syndrome who are deemed “incapacitated” or “incompetent.” Some of those states use archaic language like “idiots” … Continue reading ?

“Controversy Swirls as Lawmakers Eye Campaign Finance Changes”

Kate Ackley for Roll Call: Lawmakers continue to debate major changes to political money regulations as part of a year-end spending package, despite opposition from numerous congressional Democrats and campaign finance watchdog groups. Even with congressional primaries already underway, the … Continue reading ?

“Dunlap offers unflattering account of Trump’s voter fraud commission”

Ellsworth-American: The whole affair began when he received a call from Kobach asking if he’d join the commission. At first, he said, he had no intention to help. But friends and colleagues advised him that he could play a regulating … Continue reading ?

“U.S. companies are pressuring their workers on how to lobby and vote”

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez for The Monkey Cage:.S. businesses are cultivating a new political resource: their own workers. When Republicans wrote their tax bill late last year, many companies pushed their employees to support specific policy provisions and to let their lawmakers in … Continue reading ?

Foley: Originalism and Election Law (or, The Difference between Reynolds and Benisek)

The following is the third in a series of guest posts on Benisek v. Lamone by Ohio State’s Ned Foley. Edward B. Foley Originalism and Election Law (or, The Difference between Reynolds and Benisek) This blog essay is the third in a series … Continue reading ?

“McKinney set to defend controversial voting ordinance”

Dallas Morning News: State law requires campaign workers stay 100 feet away from a polling location. But McKinney’s new ordinance — approved last October — creates designated areas beyond that 100-foot zone where people can post or pass out political … Continue reading ?

“Federal judge scolds Kobach for violating her trust at contempt hearing”

KC Star: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach could be facing a contempt order from a federal court after a judge on Tuesday tore into the Kansas Republican about repeatedly skirting her orders. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson chastised Kobach, … Continue reading ?

“10th Circuit Court rules against Utah Republican Party’s attempt to overturn signature-gathering election law”

Salt Lake Tribune: The Utah Republican Party lost a big legal battle Tuesday in its attempt to overturn a 2014 Utah election law that allows candidates to qualify for the ballot through the caucus-convention system and/or by collecting signatures. A … Continue reading ?

“FEC Wrong to Drop Nondisclosure Case, Judge Rules”

Bloomberg BNA: The Federal Election Commission should have pursued enforcement action against the American Action Network, a conservative nonprofit, for failing to disclose funding sources for millions of dollars in television ads supporting Republican congressional candidates, a federal judge ruled March 20. … Continue reading ?

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