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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…

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…

12.Apr, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Files Amicus Brief in Arizona Supreme Court

LDF Files Amicus Brief in Arizona Supreme Court

Lawyers Democracy Fund filed an amicus brief in Arizona GOP v. Hobbs to highlight why common sense voter integrity safeguards are essential to ballot secrecy and security in mail voting systems.   In its brief, LDF explained that while Arizona over the years has made it more convenient to vote by…

5.May, 2021 Comments Off on LDF Publishes New Fact Sheet on Georgia Voting Law

LDF Publishes New Fact Sheet on Georgia Voting Law

Georgia recently enacted Senate Bill 202, an elections omnibus that builds upon many of Georgia’s strong election policies while enacting several practices that make voting easier and are commonly advocated by progressives. Several lawsuits have been filed challenging numerous provisions of the bill on the grounds that they violate Section…

10.Mar, 2021 Comments Off on LDF-Backed Michigan Lawsuit Challenging Secretary of State’s Signature Matching Guidance Successful

LDF-Backed Michigan Lawsuit Challenging Secretary of State’s Signature Matching Guidance Successful

In a lawsuit supported by LDF, Judge Christopher Murray of the Michigan Court of Claims held that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s last-minute signature matching guidance violated the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). While Michigan law clearly requires signatures on absentee ballot applications and return envelopes to sufficiently agree with those…