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“Democrats’ short-lived 2012 recall victory led to key evidence in partisan gerrymandering case” By most accounts, the 2011 and 2012 gubernatorial and Senate recall elections were a complete disaster for Wisconsin Democrats. Gov. Scott Walker’s historic victory boosted his fundraising and re-election prospects. The recall petition became a litmus test for party … Continue reading ?

Justin Levitt: Mass. Voter Registration Ruling is “Significant”

Boston Globe: The ruling is a significant one and could influence election law in other states, according to Justin Levitt, a professor of election law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. “The rationale is thought out in great detail,” … Continue reading ?

State Court Strikes Down Mass. 20-Day Registration Cutoff for Voting

The opinion is not yet available, but according to the ACLU’s Dale Ho: “Decision means state cannot require ppl to register 20 days before election bc violates state constitution.” More: “No remedy ordered yet – could mean Election Day Reg; … Continue reading ?

“Five sentenced to days in jail for Supreme Court disruption over campaign finance”

WaPo: Five protesters who disrupted a session of the U.S. Supreme Court by shouting disapproval of its rulings on campaign finance law were sentenced to either one or two weekends in prison Monday after losing a bid to overturn a … Continue reading ?

Must-Read Journal of Law and Policy Symposium on Buckley at 40, Campaign Finance and Free Speech

It was a great conference and now what looks like a very promising law review issue: Current Issue: Volume 25, Issue 1 (2016) Articles PDF Introduction; The Past, Present and Future of Free Speech Joel M. Gora PDF A Landmark … Continue reading ?

Re Don Jr.: Federal Sentencing Guidelines Punish Campaign Finance Cooperation with Foreign Governments More Severely Than Foreign Nationals

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: As I explain in a forthcoming law review article, Dark Money as a Political Sovereignty Problem, the federal sentencing guidelines already make a distinction between  mere foreign nationals and members of foreign governments. The article states, “[t]he federal sentencing guidelines were … Continue reading ?

“EXCLUSIVE: Voter fraud in Palm Beach County: State attorney finds crimes, but no suspect”

Palm Beach Post: Detectives with the State Attorney’s Office found clear-cut evidence of voter fraud in last year’s August election, with nearly two dozen people’s signatures forged on requests for absentee ballots. But prosecutors are dropping the case. Why? They can’t … Continue reading ?

“Kobach is a ‘useful idiot’ for Russia”

Jennifer Rubin for WaPo: And that in a nutshell is the problem: We have an administration that finds it more helpful to fan Russian propaganda than to speak simple truths about America’s democratic system and Russia’s corrupt thugocracy.  Supporting Russian … Continue reading ?

Utah: “San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again, U.S. judge rules”

AP: The boundaries of election districts in a southeastern Utah county are unconstitutional and violate the rights of American Indians who make up roughly half the county’s population, a federal judge has ruled for the second time. San Juan County, … Continue reading ?

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gerrymandering Case May Be Most Important Decision SCOTUS Face”

HuffPost: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says a case dealing with how far political parties can go to draw election districts to their benefit might be the “most important” the court will hear next term. Ginsburg made the comments at a Duke Law School event Friday … Continue reading ?

“Scaramucci: ‘Probably Some Level Of Truth’ To Claim Millions Voted Illegally”

TPM:  New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci refused on Friday to distance himself from the Trump administration’s baseless claim that 3 million illegal votes cast for Hillary Clinton lost Donald Trump the popular vote, quickly extinguishing hopes the investment-banker-turned-Trump-insider would usher … Continue reading ?

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