- Apr 4, 2018
The state of Texas should not be able to insulate themselves from judicial review for unlawful redistricting simply by cloaking themselves under the cover of a temporary court ruling that was expressly confined and declared subject to change. Rather, when a state engages in unlawful redistricting, the state should be liable when it reaffirms that unlawful decision by reenacting the same unlawful districts without change.
- Mar 1, 2018
Greater Birmingham Ministries v. Alabama is a legal challenge to Alabama’s restrictive voter photo ID law. In 2011, Alabama passed a law that required that citizens present one of a list of permissible photo IDs in order to vote. The undisputed evidence in this case was that black and Latino voters in Alabama are more likely to lack the required identification to vote. Thousands of voters have had their provisional ballots rejected due to the restrictive photo ID law.
- Feb 13, 2018
Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky is a challenge to a Minnesota law that restricts the wearing of political apparel inside the polling place on Election Day. The law has been in place since 1893, helping to prevent voter intimidation and ensure orderly and safe elections. CLC’s argues that the law’s legitimate applications serve important purposes that protect voting as the core of American democracy.
- Jun 11, 2018
The Supreme Court upheld an Ohio voter purge practice that removes infrequent voters from registration rolls, which has led to the disenfranchisement of eligible voters across the state. This decision creates a danger that other states could implement similar purging practices that would disenfranchise millions of voters.
- Jun 4, 2018
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) reached a settlement agreement with the Secretary of State of Arizona and the Maricopa County Recorder over a lawsuit on behalf of League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Arizona Students’ Association (ASA) challenging the state’s overly burdensome voter registration process. When the lawsuit was filed, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes chose not to take a position on the merits of the lawsuit. The Secretary and Recorder have agreed to nearly all of the requested changes.
- Jun 1, 2018
The Santa Clara election on June 5th includes a new measure (Measure A) that proposes each city district now have three Council members elected solely by members of that district, rather than the current system where Council members are elected by voters throughout the entire city. If Measure A passes, it will be in effect for the November election.