Tag Archives: election laws

Posted 5 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Denies Ohio Voter Suppression Attempt

The United States Supreme Court on Oct. 16 refused to overturn a lower court decision blocking an attempt by the state of Ohio to keep up to 100,000 people from the polls this November. The court declined to issue an emergency stay to a decision that the polls had to stay open to everybody, or nobody, the weekend before election day. “The application for stay presented to Justice Kagan and by her referred to the Court is denied,” the court …

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Posted 5 years ago in Immigration Landmark Court Cases by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court To Decide on Proof of Citizenship for Voting

The Supreme Court today said that it would hear arguments over whether states can require proof of citizenship from residents when they register to vote. However, the hearings and ruling will probably not come until next year and will have no effect on November’s presidential election. The case stems from a 2004 Arizona law that mandated proof of citizenship as a requirement for people wishing to register to vote in the state, among other provisions. Acceptable documents included a driver’s license …

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