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Today, the plaintiffs in the Wisconsin voter ID cases filed an emergency application with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the court to lift the Seventh Circuit's stay and prevent the state's voter ID law from taking effect in the November election. The cases are Frank v. Walker and LULAC v. Deininger.
Today the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued an opinion blocking some of the recently enacted changes to North Carolina voting law including the elimination of same day voter registration. The case is North Carolina NAACP v. McCrory.
The Shawnee County, Kansas District Court ruled today that Kansas law did not require the Democratic Party to name a candidate for U.S. Senate to replace Chad Taylor, who dropped out of the race last month. The Kansas Supreme Court had transferred the case to the court. The case is Orel v. Kansas Democratic Party.
A divided Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued opinions today on its denial of a motion for reconsideration. A 3-judge panel of the court granted a stay last week allowing Wisconsin's voter ID law to take effect. The cases are Frank v. Walker and LULAC v. Deininger.
With a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court today granted a stay in NAACP v. Husted. The court's action blocks a district court order issued earlier this month and allows Ohio's shortened early voting period to go into effect.
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