Week of August 26, 2012
The latest election law headlines taken from media outlets across the country during the week of August 26, 2012.
- - Fla. defends early voting limits in federal court
- Texas - Federal courts rejects Texas voter ID law, but state vows to win Supreme Court appeal (The Washington Post)
- Pennsylvania - Pa. voter ID opponents appeal to high court (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
- Minnesota - Minnesota Supreme Court rejects challenge to voter ID; throws out Ritchie's rewritten titles (St. Paul Pioneer Press)
- Texas - Texas voter ID law is blocked (The Washington Post)
- South Carolina - 'Reasonable Impediment' Clause Becomes Focus Of S.C. Voter ID Law Hearing (NPR)
- Texas - Federal Court Finds Texas Voting Maps Discriminatory (The New York Times)
- Ohio - Husted fires Mont. Co. election board members (Dayton Daily News)
- South Carolina - Voter ID law designed to instill confidence in election system, senator says (Greenville News)
- Ohio - Provisional ballots must be counted in Ohio regardless of poll worker error, federal judge rules (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
- Tennessee - Memphis dismisses its lawsuit against state's voter photo ID law (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
- Ohio - Group to sue for purge of the rolls (Cincinnati.com)
Commentary on the latest developments in election law during the week of August 26, 2012.
- Huefner - OFA v. Husted: Understanding Today's Decision
- Foley - The Court's Provisional Ballot Ruling: Preliminary Analysis
Information & Analysis
Information and analysis on the latest developments in election law during the week of August 26, 2012.
- Ohio Federal Judge Restores Early Voting On Three Days Preceding Election
- Notice of Appeal to Supreme Court filed in Texas v. Holder
- D.C. Court: Texas Voter ID Law Violates VRA
- PA Commonwealth Court Issues Opinion in Banfield Voting Technology Case
- D.C. Court Denies Preclearance for Texas' Redistricting Plans
- Opinion Issued in SEIU Provisional Ballot Case
- Two New Ohio Cases Filed
Below is a list of important litigation documents that were added to our site during the week of August 26, 2012. For a complete list of documents for a particular case, please visit the respective case page. You can view all cases EL@M is following by visiting the Major Pending Cases.
- Texas v. Holder (Case Page)
Opinion Blocking Texas' Voter ID law (filed 8/30/12)
- Banfield v. Cortes (Case Page)
Opinion Denying Partial Summary Judgment (filed 8/29/12)
- Texas v. United States (Case Page)
Opinion Denying Preclearance (filed 8/28/12)
- SEIU v. Husted (Case Page)
Ohio Court Issues Provisional Ballot Ruling
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