While voter identification laws are a hot button issue in national politics, those laws aren't usually discussed in he broader context of identification requirements in various aspects of everyday life. For starters, border patrol agents dozens...Show More Summary
Precious Memories, Part IV [Final]. I never expected to miss the Southland. Going north to Harvard and then west to law school, I returned South only once to law clerk for a federal judge in Mobile, Alabama. Then, it was directly back north to Manhattan. As relayed in Part I of this series, the South has been increasingly on my mind and in my heart. Show More Summary
With the streets of Ferguson now quiet and the body of Michael Brown laid to rest, you could count on our friends at the Daily Beast to find fresh ways to exploit the tragic episode for political ends. Witness contributor Jacob Lupfer's...Show More Summary
An obvious way for everyone to help right the wrongs of Ferguson are to oppose voter ID laws, which are designed to suppress the black vote nationwide.
A Wisconsin judge has denied a request to reinstate voter ID.
We'll start today's entry with some meme-busting: Debunking the wild claims used to justify voter ID laws via @facingsouth http://t.co/EwGbyWpNXj #ncpol #voterID — The Carolina Mercury (@NCMercury) August 11, 2014 read more
The AG and his allies have claimed that voter ID laws suppress black votes. But finally, a North Carolina judge speaks the truth.
At Netroots Nation, liberals slammed voter ID laws, labeling them something akin to “Jim Crow” laws. Yesterday, the U.S. District Court...
Too bad, so sad, Eric Holder. North Carolina’s common-sense law that voters bring valid ID to the polls has prevailed over your frivolous attempts to stop them. From the article: “It is an embarrassing defeat for the Holder Justice Department. Show More Summary
From voter ID laws to broken immigration detention centers, the U.S. is not the model democracy it fancies itself
Trial set for September
Not only are the courts across the country upholding the ballot integrity efforts of Voter ID laws–including the U.S. Supreme Court–but even majorities of nearly every section of the American public are polling in favor of voter ID requirements. Show More Summary
What types of election crimes do voter ID laws prevent, and what burdens and harms do they cause?
A new report has debunked the primary voter fraud argument right-wing media have used for years to promote unnecessarily strict voter identification laws, which alienate eligible voters and often have the effect of suppressing the vote...Show More Summary
Justin Levitt brings some facts to lights: I’ve been tracking allegations of fraud for years now, including the fraud ID laws are designed to stop. In 2008, when the Supreme Court weighed in on voter ID, I looked at every single allegation put before the Court. And since then, I’ve been following reports wherever they […]
We've got a new number on just how extensive America's voter fraud problem really is. Hold on to your hats, folks, because that number is: 31. I’ve been tracking allegations of fraud for years now, including the fraud ID laws are designed to stop. Show More Summary
WHO KNOWS?: Attorney General Mark Herring says it is not possible for election officers to validate every form of identification. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va.— Arguing that it’s impossible for election officials to validate every form of identification, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring moved to gut the state’s voter ID law...
File this under “Lies Speak Louder Than Facts.” A professor at Loyola University has been looking at elections going back to 2000 for actual incidents of the sort of voter fraud that would have been stopped by voter ID laws. So far, he says, out of more than a billion ballots he has found all […]
From the August 6 edition of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes: Previously: New Report Disputes Fox's Long-Time Trumpeting Of Voter ID Laws Fox's Voter Fraud Falsehoods Are Warping America's Minds On Fox News, Disenfranchised Voters Are Isolated Curiosities