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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Commission To Improve Elections Meets in Philadelphia

The Presidential Commission on Election Administration met in Philadelphia yesterday to hear testimony given by experts from up and down the east coast and beyond on how to improve voting in America. The commission was created by President Obama this year to “promote the efficient administration of elections” in response to long lines and other glitches that have threatened the integrity of voting days in years past. The commission solicited input from election officials and academics on how to overcome …

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ALEC Helps Big Business Invade Local Lawmaking State By State

Click here to read more Lawyers.com coverage of ALEC and the organization’s anti-consumer agenda. The American Legislative Exchange Council kicks off its annual meeting today in Chicago, celebrating its 40th birthday. The organization is a network of conservative state legislators and some of the biggest corporate giants in the world that work together to influence local lawmaking and put the corporate agenda on the books state by state. Yet in spite of its wide reach, few citizens are even aware …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Suppression Laws Flourish After Death of Voting Rights Act

Six of the nine states that previously had to apply for federal permission to make changes to their voting laws because of their history of discrimination are pushing forward with discriminatory voter suppression laws. The states were given the go-ahead to proceed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling June 25 in Shelby County v. Holder that struck down a portion of the Voting Rights Act, finding it outdated. Texas, South Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, Arkansas and Mississippi are all moving to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Immigration by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Strikes Down Strict Ariz. Voting Requirements

Arizona cannot mandate prospective voters to provide documentation above and beyond federal requirements when they register to vote, the Supreme Court ruled today. The high court handed down a 7-2 decision striking down the state’s law that people provide proof of citizenship to join the electorate rolls. By federal law, residents need only swear that they are citizens, and Arizona has no right to add more requirements to the process, the ruling clarifies: The states must “accept and use” the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Immigration by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Weighs Ariz. Restrictions on Voter Registrations

The U.S. Supreme Court today heard arguments about whether states can require documents to register voters for federal elections above and beyond what the federal government itself deems necessary. In Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, the court will decide whether Arizona can enforce a law that compels would-be voters to show proof that they are U.S. citizens. Under the federal National Voter Registration Act, people who register to vote swear under penalty of perjury that they are …

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