28.Jan, 2022 Comments Off on PA Court Overturns Unconstitutional No-Excuse Mail Voting Law

PA Court Overturns Unconstitutional No-Excuse Mail Voting Law

Today, the en banc Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down Act 77, Pennsylvania’s unconstitutional no-excuse absentee voting law, in a Lawyers Democracy Fund (LDF)-backed lawsuit––McLinko v. Commonwealth (No. 224 M.D. 2021) consolidated with Bonner v. Degraffenreid (No. 293 M.D. 2021).     Wally Zimolong, Petitioner’s Counsel, stated: We are very pleased…

4.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Ballot Selfies Now Allowed in Colorado

Ballot Selfies Now Allowed in Colorado

The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has enjoined the enforcement of Colorado’s ban on ballot selfies in Hill v. Williams and Harlos v. Morrisey, though the decision could certainly still be appealed on an emergency basis:   U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello enjoined the Denver District Attorney’s…

17.Feb, 2016 Comments Off on EAC and Brian Newby Sued for Adding Proof of Citizenship Requirement

EAC and Brian Newby Sued for Adding Proof of Citizenship Requirement

  A lawsuit has been filed against the Election Assistance Commission and its Executive Director Brian Newby by a coalition of voting groups.  The suit alleges that Newby impermissibly changed the instructions on the federal voter registration form to require proof of citizenship to complete a registration in Arizona, Georgia, and Kansas, in…

3.Feb, 2016 Comments Off on Native Americans Challenge ND Voter ID Law

Native Americans Challenge ND Voter ID Law

    Native Americans in North Dakota are seeking an injunction against the state’s voter ID law under the Voting Rights Act. The complaint was filed on January 20, 2016.

1.Feb, 2016 Comments Off on NC Voter ID Trial Hears Testimony of State’s Expert

NC Voter ID Trial Hears Testimony of State’s Expert

  The state began presenting evidence in the North Carolina voter ID trial on Thursday, January 28.  Expert for the state Stephan Thernstrom testified, in part, “There’s no evidence that blacks would be burdened by North Carolina’s photo ID requirement.”

25.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on North Carolina Voter ID Law Trial Begins

North Carolina Voter ID Law Trial Begins

  The trial in a challenge to North Carolina’s voter ID requirement in federal district court began Monday, January 25.  The trial is expected to last the entire week.