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Breaking: TX Seeks En Banc Review in 5th Circuit Voter ID Case

You can read the petition for en banc review here. The effect of this filing is to stay the mandate and to put the remand of the case on hold, at least for now.  It is not clear if the … Continue reading ?

Call Me ‘Ze,’ Not ‘He': University Wants Everyone To Use ‘Gender Inclusive’ Pronouns

America has lost its collective mind. Though there are still plenty of battles to fight (universal reciprocity, Obamacare, illegal immigration, voter ID laws), too many Americans are focused on the

AALS Election Law Winner

From Josh Douglas: I am pleased to announce that the AALS Section on Election Law has selected the winner of the Call for Papers:  Hank Chambers (U. of Richmond) “Local Officials and Voter ID.” Hank will join David Schleicher (Yale … Continue reading ?

Alabama Makes It Even Harder for Poor to Vote

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

Alabama Is About To Make It Much Harder To Get A Voter ID

"They want to disenfranchise the most people possible," said Susan Watson with the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama. The post Alabama Is About To Make It Much Harder To Get A Voter ID appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Alabama Risks Making It Much Harder To Get Required Voter ID

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

Tim Pawlenty 2.0?

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

Texas Photo ID Law Still Discriminating American Voters

The law especially affects Hispanic and African American voters, and has been repeatedly recognized “unconstitutional” by US courts.

Texas Photo ID Law Found Discriminatory, Yet Still Suppressing Voters

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...

Voter ID law effects hard to pinpoint

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.

With the Rise of $uperPacs and Voter ID, Can '16 Be More About Democracy?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum vs. Lowry: as billionaires "bid" for President and key swing states disenfranchise millions of minorities and millennials, can the process of Democracy grab more attention than Trump's Hair and Wall? Then: Does Donald vs. Show More Summary

“DOJ to 5th Circuit: Texas voter ID law needs to be fixed ASAP”

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 ?

Correcting E.J. Dionne’s Legal Mistake

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 ?

“The battle for voting rights continues”

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...

” Legal challenge to N.C. voter ID law could be settled, documents say”

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 ?

“Editorial: Voter ID laws, already bogus, ruled racist and discriminatory.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial, which after correction still gets Justin Levitt‘s affiliation wrong. … Continue reading ?

Heritage: Nearly 300 Cases of Voter Fraud Across America

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

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