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5.Oct, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Files Amicus in Delaware Mail Voting Case

LDF Files Amicus in Delaware Mail Voting Case

Pending before the Delaware Supreme Court is Higgin v. Albence, a case that challenges the Delaware General Assembly’s power under the state constitution to enact universal mail voting without going through the constitutional amendment process. Lawyers Democracy fund filed an amicus curiae brief in Higgin to lay out for the Court…

6.Sep, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Moore v. Harper

LDF Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Moore v. Harper

On Tuesday, Lawyers Democracy Fund (LDF) filed an amicus brief at the United States Supreme Court in Moore v. Harper, a case that explores the ability of state legislatures to prescribe the times, places, and manners of elections under the Elections Clause of the United States Constitution and what role…

26.Aug, 2022 Comments Off on Arizona’s “H.R. 1” Initiative Struck from November Ballot in Victory for Election Integrity

Arizona’s “H.R. 1” Initiative Struck from November Ballot in Victory for Election Integrity

On Friday, August 26, 2022, a dangerous initiative that would have wiped away numerous election safeguards in Arizona and substituted them with H.R. 1–style policies failed to qualify for the November ballot after a weeks-long legal battle proving the initiative failed to gather enough valid petition signatures.   Lawyers Democracy…

23.Aug, 2022 Comments Off on North Carolina Supreme Court Jeopardizes Constitutional Amendment to Require Voter ID

North Carolina Supreme Court Jeopardizes Constitutional Amendment to Require Voter ID

Ignoring the will of North Carolina voters—who by a large majority adopted a constitutional amendment in 2018 to require voter ID in elections—the North Carolina Supreme Court called into question the legitimacy of the constitutional amendment in a ruling last Friday.   In its opinion, the liberal justices on the…

10.Aug, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Asks the U.S. Supreme Court to Vacate Abhorrent Third Circuit Decision

LDF Asks the U.S. Supreme Court to Vacate Abhorrent Third Circuit Decision

Currently pending before the United States Supreme Court is a petition asking the Court to vacate a recent and abhorrent decision from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Ritter v. Migliori which held Pennsylvania’s absentee ballot date requirement to be immaterial and unenforceable under the Materiality Provision of the Voting…

2.Aug, 2022 Comments Off on Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chooses Politics Over the Constitution in Upholding Mail Voting Law

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chooses Politics Over the Constitution in Upholding Mail Voting Law

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court forsook 160 years of controlling precedent and constitutional interpretation to uphold Act 77, Pennsylvania’s no-excuse absentee voting law.  Litigation has been ongoing over the past year challenging the constitutionality of Act 77 under the Pennsylvania Constitution.   Historically, Pennsylvania voters alone possessed the power to approve…

26.Jul, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Sends Letter to PA Supreme Court on Status of Mail Voting Law After Recent Third Circuit Decision

LDF Sends Letter to PA Supreme Court on Status of Mail Voting Law After Recent Third Circuit Decision

In a case supported by Lawyers Democracy Fund, Counsel Wally Zimolong of Zimolong Law filed a letter on Monday with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in McLinko v. Commonwealth to notify the court of a recent Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision that calls into question the validity of Pennsylvania’s no-excuse…

19.Jul, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Files Amicus Brief at the 11th Circuit Defending Election Integrity in Florida

LDF Files Amicus Brief at the 11th Circuit Defending Election Integrity in Florida

After the 2020 election, Florida enacted Senate Bill 90, an elections omnibus that enhanced Florida’s already strong election integrity policies by adding several integrity reforms while continuing to make it easy for voters to participate in the political process.   After it was enacted, several lawsuits were filed to challenge…

20.May, 2022 Comments Off on LDF ED Publishes Op-ed on Act 77-Induced Pennsylvania Primary Troubles

LDF ED Publishes Op-ed on Act 77-Induced Pennsylvania Primary Troubles

LDF Executive Director Lisa Dixon published an op-ed titled “Mail-in-Voting-for-All Act 77 to blame for Pennsylvania’s primary woes“ in the Pennsylvania Record detailing Pennsylvania’s recent primary election blunders caused by Act 77, Pennsylvania’s no-excuse mail voting law. Nearly 16,000 mail ballots––two-thirds of all mail ballots returned [in Lancaster County]––had to…

12.May, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Publishes Memo on Montana’s Repeal of Election Day Registration

LDF Publishes Memo on Montana’s Repeal of Election Day Registration

  In passing H.B. 176 (2021), Montana became the first and only state to ever repeal Election Day Registration after implementing it.  In doing so, the legislature sought to ease the administrative burden on election officials, reduce long lines at polling locations, and strengthen election integrity, all while still allowing…