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Seventh Circuit Order Permits Wisconsin's Voter ID Law to Take EffectSep. 12 (5:53 PM) -
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
Sixth Circuit grants motion for expedited review of Ohio early voting caseSep. 12 (12:12 PM) -
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.
U.S. District Judge Strikes Down Ohio Political False-Statements LawSep. 11 (6:17 PM) -
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.
Judge Rules in Favor of NAACP in Ohio Early Voting CaseSep. 4 (12:00 PM) -
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
Judge Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction in NC CaseAug. 8 (3:35 PM) -
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
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID LawJul. 31 (4:57 PM) -
In two opinions issued today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state's voter ID law against challenges that the law violated the Wisconsin Constitution. The court issued an opinion
in League of Women Voters of Wisconsin v. Walker
and also an opinion
in Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP v. Walker
Tokaji Testimony for Senate DISCLOSE HearingJul. 23 (10:00 AM) -
Professor Tokaji has submitted the following writing testimony for today's hearing before the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee on the proposed DISCLOSE Act.
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