On Monday, I noted a small error in Justice Ginsburg’s AZ redistricting commission that a reader pointed out to me. When a similar thing happened with the Texas voter id case, Justice Ginsburg promptly corrected the error and announced it, … Continue reading ?
As the Free Beacon reported: “Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer is behind a multi-state push challenging voter identification laws implemented in recent years, efforts that are expected to reach numerous other states ahead of the 2016 elections.” “Marc Elias, a top campaign lawyer for Hillary Clinton and a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm […]
"We don't always find state legislators saying, 'We're going to suppress the African American vote or the Latino vote.' But there are things that are quite discriminatory in voting that occur on a regular basis," said Senior Attorney...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, CNN Newsroom host Carol Costello and Democratic strategist Paul Begala attacked both the GOP and Jeb Bush for their positions on voter ID laws. Costello dismissed Republican voter ID concerns by asserting that there “are...Show More Summary
Release: Today, as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduce the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) on the eve of the second anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder, the Campaign Legal Center is releasing a short film … Continue reading ?
When the GOP's aversion to academia is used for political ends.
Again, before we go all to smash, become childishly weepy-eyed over South Carolina and a flag that should have been relegated to museum-only viewing and private, family ownership 150 summers back, consider the syllogism: A South Carolina...Show More Summary
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Democrats in North Carolina are accusing Republican lawmakers of punishing the University of North Carolina School of Law with a last-minute budget cut because the school employs a professor who has been critical of their policies. During a budget debate in the state Senate on Monday, Republicans...
The New York Times wasted no time politicizing the massacre by white supremacist Dylann Roof at a black church in Charleston, S.C. Already writers for the paper have soared beyond the tragic facts of the case to sharpen the issue into...Show More Summary
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Fascinating piece called Better Judgment: Posner’s attention to consequences can lead him, like other empirically minded judges, to change his thinking. Eight years ago in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, an early challenge to a state law requiring voters to … Continue reading ?
News and Observer: Thursday’s change to the rule brought lukewarm support from opponents of voter ID laws and quick criticism from advocates. “It’s a shame to lose a court case without ever walking into court,” said Francis De Luca, president … Continue reading ?
The latest development on of North Caolina’s voter ID is mighty curious. With approximately zero advanced warning, the General Assembly on Thursday modified the state’s voter ID requirement, adding a provision for citizens to cast a provision ballot if they complete a “reasonable impediment declaration” explaining why they don’t have a photo ID. The provision […]
Think Progress: “We are pleased that the legislature has taken steps to make North Carolina’s voter ID requirement less onerous than originally designed, said Bob Phillips with Common Cause North Carolina, while noting that he and others are “still deeply … Continue reading ?
The rest of the state's controversial voting law still remains, including provisions that eliminated same-day voter registration, cut a full week of early voting, barred voters from casting a ballot outside their home precinct, ended...Show More Summary
North Carolina lawmakers passed legislation on June 18 that would allow voters without photo IDs to cast provisional ballots, The News & Observer reports. The General Assembly sent the measure to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature.
WASHINGTON -- The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill on Thursday allowing voters who do not have government-issued photo identification to still vote in next year's elections by signing an affidavit and presenting alternate...Show More Summary
Press release via email from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice: On the eve of trial in the legal challenge to North Carolina’s oppressive Voter ID law, the General Assembly has capitulated, voting overwhelmingly in both houses to allow qualified … Continue reading ?
Until recently, North Carolina Republicans had a problem. Some of their biggest legislative achievements of the past few years, including a restrictive voter ID law and weakened environmental regulations, were heading for review before the state Supreme Court. Show More Summary