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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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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Justice Department Sues Texas for Voter Suppression

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Texas, alleging that the state’s new Voter ID law illegally discriminates against minorities. The DOJ is filing under the federal Voting Rights Act, in addition to charging that the law is in violation of the 14th and 15th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantee citizens equal protection under the law and ban states from withholding the franchise because of race. The suit alleges that the law “was adopted with the purpose, and will …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Lawsuits Challenge NC Voter Suppression Laws

The ACLU and the NAACP have launched dual lawsuits challenging North Carolina’s bevy of new voter suppression laws.  The state unleashed a pupu platter of restrictions this month combining many of the more insidious suppression tactics, including requiring strict government ID to cast a ballot, cutting early voting periods and prohibiting certain voter registration drives. The laws, and others like them around the nation, are aimed especially at limiting the ability of poor and minority citizens to vote. Legislators justify …

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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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