Constitutional Law and Civil Rights

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State Net Capitol Journal Civil Rights Updates: Affirmative Action, Election Rights, Abortion Rules
Posted on 6 May 2014 by State Net

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS MI BAN ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: Last month the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan's 2006 ballot initiative ending affirmative action at public universities in the state [ version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. The decision... Read More

What Does McCutcheon Mean for Wisconsin Campaign Finance Law?
Posted on 13 May 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

On April 2, the United States Supreme Court released its much-anticipated decision in McCutcheon v. FEC , 572 U.S. __ (2014), [ version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. The case was closely watched because it presented the Court the opportunity to... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Constitutional Rights Updates: US High Court Eliminates 'Golden Week'
Posted on 7 Oct 2014 by State Net

Ohio's "Golden Week" — a five-day interval at the beginning of the state's early voting period when eligible residents can both register and cast ballots — fell by the wayside last week, when the U.S. Supreme Court granted... Read More

The Voting Rights Act: Voter Purges and Voter IDs
Posted on 13 Aug 2013 by State Net

POLITICS & LEADERSHIP FL GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER VOTER 'PURGE': Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is planning to initiate another purge of non-U.S. citizens from the state's voter rolls, despite the uproar created by his last such effort.... Read More