North Carolina – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has overturned the lower court ruling that had upheld North Carolina’s comprehensive voter identification requirements. The panel commented that this law targeted African-American voters with “surgical precision.” http://www.nbcnews.com/widget/video-embed/735007299516… Read More ›
Philadelphia, Pa. – Lyle Denniston of The Nation Constitution Center in Philadelphia writes this thorough review of the Circuit Court’s decision in Veasey et al. v. Abbott, which significantly modifies implementation of Texas’ voter ID law. It was a 203… Read More ›
Texas – U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey was a state legislator in Texas when that body passed a comprehensive Voter Identification law. He had misgivings after witnessing the legislative debate and eventually sued. North Texas public radio’s Rick Holter sat down with Veasey,… Read More ›
Virginia – Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s April restoration of voting rights to felons that have completed their full sentence, hit a snafu last week when it was discovered that a small group of “ineligible” people had been inadvertently put on the list… Read More ›
Kansas – The federal lawsuit currently pending over Kansas’s 2013 voter identification law has some voters able to vote only for federal candidates on the ballot.
North Carolina – The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral argument this week on the challenge to the state’s Voter Identification requirement for registering to vote. The 2013 changes in the law include: a photo identification requirement a… Read More ›
Madison, Wisconsin – A 2011 voter identification law is still tied up in court, even after clearing at least one challenge in federal court. Civil rights and voter’s groups are still aiming for the law however, and have requested the… Read More ›
Ohio – A federal judge blocked several restrictions on the casting and counting of absentee ballots instituted by the Republican Secretary of State. This is the second defeat to GOP-backed voting restrictions in the state in the last two weeks. GOP voting… Read More ›
Controversy is brewing over an ill-timed executive decision affecting Alabama DMV offices.