Despite strict voter ID laws, Alabama is in the process of closing 45 of 49 driver's license offices. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said budget cuts will result in closing driver's license offices across the state. The agency said the cut will be in phases, with 33 offices closed during the first wave. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said Monday that proposed budget cuts would force it to close all but four driver's license offices, even though the state requires government-issued photo identification, like a driver's...Show More Summary
On paper, Scott Walker is a winner. He doesn’t just govern a blue state—a win in its own right—he’s transformed it, making Wisconsin a vanguard for conservative causes, from right-to-work laws and public education cuts, to voter ID and strict limits on abortion. Show More Summary
The law especially affects Hispanic and African American voters, and has been repeatedly recognized “unconstitutional” by US courts.
Dow Jones Industrial average plummeted 1000 points; the GOP's voting restriction is still in effect; Texas health care situation is still among the worst in the nation; Trump wows 'em in Alabama; California is NOT in chaos; And fall-out from my rant last week about the excellent new British government findings on the safety of e-cigs...
Indiana's strict voter identification law may have prevented some elderly citizens from voting in the last two presidential elections, but there's little evidence it kept large numbers of voters from the polls, according to new research.
San Antonio Express News: The Obama administration and several civil rights groups are urging a federal appeals court to fast track the process of temporarily fixing Texas’ voter ID law in time for the upcoming Nov. 3 elections. In court … Continue reading ?
As I assume many readers of this blog noticed right away, E.J. Dionne wrongly described part of the 5th Circuit’s decision on Texas’ voter ID law in his recent piece, here, on voting rights. While correctly noting that the Court … Continue reading ?
E.J. Dionne: This month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled that Texas’s voter ID law “has a discriminatory effect” and amounted to a poll tax. But it also sent the case back to a lower-court judge … Continue readin...
The News and Observer reports. … Continue reading ?
Woah: But there may be room for compromise, according to a joint status report that plaintiffs filed Monday. In the report, they said “Plaintiffs’ pending photo ID claims may be able to be resolved through discussion and negotiations with Defendants.” … Continue reading ?
The effects of voter ID laws are measured in more than just people who lack specific ID.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial, which after correction still gets Justin Levitt‘s affiliation wrong. … Continue reading ?
The Left likes to shoot down the initiatives like Voter ID laws by claiming that there is little to no voter fraud in America. Conservatives know that they could not be further from the truth. Fortunately for us, the Heritage Foundation has been compiling a list of all the voter fraud cases around the country. Show More Summary
Dallas Morning News column. … Continue reading ?
You can read the report from BNA’s US Law Week at this link. Reproduced with permission from The United States Law Week,84 U.S.L.W. 157 (August 11, 2015). Copyright 2015 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) … Continue reading ?
Texas Tribune: Texas’ strict voter identification requirements kept many would-be votersin a Hispanic-majority congressional district from going to the polls last November — including many who had proper IDs — a new survey shows. And the state’s voter ID law – coupled … Continue reading ?
It was trumpeted as a victory for voting rights, but this week's ruling that Texas’ restrictive voter ID law violated the Voting Rights Act -- on the eve of the act’s 50th anniversary -- was actually something of a defeat. And Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg saw it all coming. Show More Summary
A new study examines the impact of the controversial Texas law in US Congressional District 23.
Here’s the audio of my talk with Texas Standard. … Continue reading ?