Stay tuned (docket). … Continue reading ?
From this NY Times story on tensions between the president elect and African-Americans, and a meeting with Martin Luther King III: Mr. King said the session, which included a discussion about voting rights, had been “constructive,” and described Mr. Trump … Continue reading ?
Here is today’s Court’s order. What does it mean that there was no order on Texas, despite the fact that the cases was considered and then relisted from last week? It could mean that as early as Tuesday (when the … Continue reading ...
Des Moines Register: Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate on Thursday defended his new voter identification proposal as an effort to improve administrative efficiency — not to prevent fraud or disqualify voters. And he said he’d oppose any efforts by … Continue reading ?
In both Frank v. Walker and One Wisconsin now, this order with no explanation of if/when argument will be rescheduled: ORDER: The court, on its own motion, ORDERS that oral argument in this appeal set for Tuesday, 01/17/2017 is VACATED. … Continue reading ?
Sessions will recuse himself from Clinton-related investigations if confirmed as attorney general Jan. 10, 2017, 11:05 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Sessions will recuse himself from matters involving Hillary Clinton as...
So noted on the docket. What does this mean? It could mean the Court will agree to hear the case,, but that’s no sure thing just from a relist. We’ll just have to sit tight and wait. … Continue reading ?
Back in July, the Fourth Circuit struck down North Carolina’s “monster” voting law, a law which among other things imposed a strict voter id requirement (later watered down in the face of litigation), cutback early voting, killed same day voter … Continue reading ?
Three weeks before the 2016 election, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate pushed back hard on the idea that the vote could be “rigged.” At the time, the rumor of an unfair vote was being stoked by Donald Trump, the presidential nominee of Pate's party, who was solidly ahead in Iowa polls. Anyone worried about […]
Lynda Waddington: As telegraphed by key GOP lawmakers last month, a key component of Pate’s upgrades is Voter ID. This piece requires voters to produce approved forms of identification before casting ballots. Pate suggests Iowa-issued driver’s licenses, military-issued identification cards … Continue reading ?
AP: Iowa will require voters to show identification at the polls under a bill announced Thursday by the state’s top election official, and Republicans in the new GOP-controlled Legislature have indicated a willingness to pass it. The legislation mirrors voter … Continue reading ?
Iowa’s secretary of state is calling for voter ID requirements despite any evidence that voter fraud is a problem in Iowa or across the country. Secretary of State Paul Pate, a Republican, said in a speech Thursday that all Iowa voters should be required to show identification when they vote. Show More Summary
Bloomberg BNA: Elections have consequences, and frequently they’re changes in election law. New state legislatures often “rethink” election laws once in office, Edward B. Foley, director of Election Law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, … Continue reading ?
And that means a lawsuit too, no doubt. … Continue reading ?
After the Christmas holiday, outgoing Labor Secretary and 2016 Democratic National Committee chairman candidate Tom Perez said that the party...
Release: After a year-long investigation, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has reached an agreement with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) to ensure that driver licensing services in the state will … Continue reading ?
Chris Suprun, a Texas Republican elector, caused a stir this year by raising the possibility that he would cast his Electoral College ballot for someone other than President-elect Donald Trump. Journalists bombarded the Dallas man with questions following his admission. Among them: For whom did he...
The government announced plans to fight voter fraud by requiring voters to show official ID, tightening rules on absentee ballots and preventing political activists from handling such ballots.
A former Mayor of London has slammed a trial scheme that will see British voters asked for identification at the polling station. Under the plans, designed to combat electoral fraud, some voters at the 2018 local elections will haveShow More Summary
Perhaps lost in headlines as of late is the recent news that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld Virginia’s voter ID law. A separate panel of the same court tossed out a stricter North Carolina voter identification law in July, and the Supreme Court — which is... Show More Summary