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Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit granted a stay in two cases, allowing Wisconsin's voter ID law to become effective for the upcoming November elections. The cases are Frank v. Walker and LULAC v. Deininger.
In an order filed yesterday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion for expedited review in NAACP v. Husted. The court also issued a briefing schedule. UPDATE: Sixth Circuit denies motion for stay pending appeal.
Today, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black permanently enjoined Ohio from enforcing its political false-statements law. The case, Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, had been remanded by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year.
In an opinion and order issued today, U.S. District Judge Peter Economus granted a motion for preliminary relief filed by the Ohio State Conference of the NAACP and other plaintiffs, blocking Ohio legislation that reduced early voting hours. Judge Economus determined that the legislation violates Equal Protection and section two of the Voting Rights Act. The case is NAACP v. Husted.
U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder denied the motion for a preliminary injunction sought by the plaintiffs in a case challenging a new North Carolina voting law as violating the Voting Rights Act and the federal Constitution. Judge Schroeder also denied the defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings. The case is North Carolina NAACP v. McCrory.
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