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Indiana Sued Over Its Aggressive New Voter Purge Program

A lawsuit is seeking to block an aggressive new effort by the state of Indiana to purge voters from its rolls. If it succeeds, it would deter other states from following suit. But if it fails, these states could be emboldened to begin purging more voters—and particularly minority voters. Indiana is one of 30 states that participate in Crosscheck, a […]

Supreme Court delays argument in Ohio voter purge case

The Supreme Court is delaying its early November argument over Ohio's effort to purge its voter rolls because one of the lawyers for the challengers is ill. The court announced … Click to Continue »

Ohio Voter Purge Case Switched to January Calendar

NEW: Supreme Court has taken Ohio voting purge case off its November calendar because petitioners had to switch lawyers — Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) October 27, 2017

Noel Francisco's SG Debut Set for Tricky Voter Case

It's tradition for solicitors general to argue the government's most important case each cycle. In November that's a challenge to Ohio's voter purge rules.       

NYC Voter Purge: “City Board of Elections Admits It Broke the Law, Accepts Reform”

WNYC: The New York City Board of Elections is admitting it broke state and federal law when it improperly removed voters from the rolls ahead of the presidential primary last spring, including more than 117,000 voters in Brooklyn. That’s according … Continue reading ?

Supreme Court to decide when state voter purges cross the line

WASHINGTON After tackling partisan gerrymandering in October, the U.S. Supreme Court will take on the controversial issue of voter purges in a November case that could have major implications for … Click to Continue »

“Ohio’s illegal voter purges shouldn’t be getting Trump Justice Department’s blessing: Vanita Gupta”

Oped in Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio appealed the ruling, and in a troubling about-face, the Trump Justice Department reversed its earlier opposition to Ohio’s actions and decided to support the state’s continued efforts to purge voters. The Leadership Conference on … Continue reading ?

Is Justice Gorsuch in Play in Ohio Voter Purge Case?

Sam Bagenstos, in a fine amicus brief for former DOJ officials, makes a very strong textualist argument (along with other arguments) that Ohio’s voter purge process violates the plain meaning of the NVRA and HAVA.  (Sam makes other persuasive arguments … Continue reading ?

3d Circuit Rejects ACRU’s Voter Purge Suit in Philadelphia, Saying Suit Threatens Goals of NVRA and Integrity of the Vote

Unanimous opinion: The American Civil Rights Union (“ACRU”) challenges the Philadelphia City Commissioners’ failure to purge the city’s voter rolls of registered voters who are currently incarcerated due to a felony conviction. Because state law prohibits felons from voting while … Continue reading ?

Lawsuit filed against Indiana's new voter purge law

The Indiana NAACP and the League of Women Voters have filed a lawsuit to stop purging people from voter rolls. The lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday against Secretary of … Click to Continue »

“The Voter Purge Crusade That Preceded Trump’s Sketchy Elections Commission”

Tierney Sneed for TPM: Vice President Mike Pence, leader of President Trump’s shady “Elections Integrity” commission kicked off its first meeting last month with a promise that it would have “no preconceived notions or preordained results.” But like many of its other members, commissioner … Continue reading ?

Justice Dept. abets bigotry, reversing Obama administration's opposition to Ohio voter purge process

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Department of Justice has switched sides in an Ohio case contesting the purging of voter rolls of the names of registered citizens who have not recently cast a ballot. The case is another in a years-long run of cases involving Ohio...Show More Summary

Trump administration switches sides, backs Ohio over voter purges

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Trump administration has reversed an Obama administration stance and will support Ohio in its bid at the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a state policy of purging people from voter-registration lists if they do not regularly cast ballots. The Justice Department filed legal papers with the high...

DAVID STEINBERG: The Voter Purges Aren’t Coming, Just Another Silly Democratic Narrative….

DAVID STEINBERG: The Voter Purges Aren’t Coming, Just Another Silly Democratic Narrative.

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