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Ohio Mayor Confronts SOS Husted on Voter Purge on Steps of Supreme Court

Nina Totenberg’s report on yesterday’s oral argument begins with this: JON HUSTED: We believe our state is one where we make it easy to vote and hard to cheat. We make every effort possible to try to reach out to … Continue reading ...

Supreme Court appears sympathetic to Ohio voter purge effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Wednesday to states that seek to prune their voting rolls by targeting people who haven't voted in a while.

Are Justice Breyer or Justice Gorsuch in Play in the Ohio Voter Purge Case, Will the Justices Divide Along Familiar Party Lines, or Is It All Kennedy Again?

Today the voting wars reached the Supreme Court, which heard oral argument in Husted v. A Philip Randolph Institute, a case which concerns an Ohio law which makes it relatively easy to remove voters from the rolls. While there might … Continue reading ?

Supreme Court divided on constitutionality of Ohio voter purges in case with national implications

WASHINGTON, D.C. — All of the U.S. Supreme Court justices — or at least the seven that spoke on Wednesday — seemed to agree that voting cannot be a “use it or lose it” right. But they disagreed on what that means in practice. Several conservative justices, including John Roberts and Samuel Alito, appeared open […]

Supreme Court Appears Divided Over Aggressive Ohio Voter Purge Process

The Ohio solicitor general faced sharp questions from Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor over the process.

The Supreme Court May Be Poised to Green-Light Mass Voter Purges

The Supreme Court may be poised to green-light a controversial Ohio program that removes infrequent voters from the state’s registration lists. During oral arguments Wednesday morning, several justices seemed more concerned with preserving the...Show More Summary

Supreme Court divided over Ohio voter purge policy

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Conservative and liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared at odds on Wednesday in a closely watched voting rights case, differing over whether Ohio’s purging of infrequent voters from its registration rolls — a policy critics say disenfranchises thousands of people — violates...

Divided Supreme Court may allow Ohio voter purge policy

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices were joined by liberal Stephen Breyer on Wednesday in signaling sympathy toward Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls -- a practice critics say disenfranchises thousands of people -- in a pivotal voting rights case. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Appears Divided Over Aggressive Ohio Voter Purge Process

Ohio's lawyer faced sharp questions about how failing to respond to a mailing from the state was evidence someone may have moved and might be an ineligible voter.

US Supreme Court considers legality of Ohio voter purging

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the issue of voting rights on Wednesday as the justices hear arguments over whether Ohio’s policy of purging infrequentvoters from its registration rolls disenfranchises thousands of people and violates federal law. The nine justices are set to hear an hour...

Marcia Coyle on Supreme Court's Ohio Voter Purge Case

Catch up on what's coming up at the U.S. Supreme Court.       

Supreme Court takes on Ohio voter purge, which included veteran who missed elections while serving

When Ohio resident Joe Helle returned in 2011 from Army tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was eager to get back to his community and routine. He had always voted since he was 18, so in August 2011 he went to his polling place where he intended to cast a ballot in a special election […]

“After Trump Commission Setback, Voter Fraud Alarmists May Get Boost From SCOTUS”

Tierney Sneed for TPM: Now that President Trump has dissolved his shady voter fraud commission, a Supreme Court case being heard Wednesday represents fraud alarmists’ next best chance to boost their voter purge campaigns.  The case, Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, is … Continue reading ?

The Voter Purge Case at the Supreme Court Reveals the Justice Department’s Attack on Voting Rights

We know the right to vote of every American is sacred and should be safeguarded. Why doesn’t the Trump administration? On Wednesday, the ACLU will be in the Supreme Court, defending a victory that preserved the voting rights of thousands of Ohio voters in the 2016 election. Along with D?mos and the ACLU of Ohio, we represent the Ohio A. Show More Summary

“The Right Not to Vote”

Slate Amicus: Sometimes the technical stuff is how you get to the crucial stuff. Next week, the Supreme Court will hear a case about Ohio’s voter purge, and the case rests on some sticky statutory interpretation questions. Up to 1.2 … Continue reading ?

The Right Not to Vote

To listen to this episode of Amicus, use the player below: Sometimes the technical stuff is how you get to the crucial stuff. Next week, the Supreme Court will hear a case about Ohio’s voter purge, and the case rests on some sticky statutory interpretation questions. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Is About to Hear a Case That Could Unleash a New Wave of Voter Purges

When it comes to purging names from the voter rolls, the state of Ohio is second-to-none. Since becoming secretary of state in 2011, Republican Jon Husted has excised more than 2 million voters from the state’s registration lists. On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in a high-stakes case over whether one of Husted’s controversial methods […]

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