October 9, 2013 -
How a Supreme Court decision striking aggregate campaign contribution limits would advance what one civil rights leader has called a "two-pronged attack on voter participation against regular people in America."
October 7, 2013 -
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in an important case tomorrow about aggregate campaign contribution limits -- and it will make time to hear the even more extreme arguments of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that campaign contribution limits in general are a burden to free speech. What would happen to our democracy should McConnell prevail?
October 4, 2013 -
The Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to delay its lawsuit against Texas over its voter ID law until Congress ends the current impasse and provides the department with funding for the new fiscal year. However, the shutdown isn't affecting the DOJ's suit against North Carolina's photo ID law -- at least not yet.
October 1, 2013 -
The Justice Department wants to subject the entire state to preapproval for any elections changes under Section Three of the Voting Rights Act -- not just the 40 counties previously covered under the law's now-defunct Section Five.
September 30, 2013 -
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce today in North Carolina that he will take aim at provisions in the state's restrictive new election law that shorten the early voting period, ban same-day registration, disallow out-of-precinct voting, and impose strict photo ID requirements on voters.