Constitutional Law and Civil Rights

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State Net Capitol Journal Constitutional Rights Updates: States Keep Identifying Voter ID Requirements
Posted on 12 Aug 2014 by State Net

WI SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS STATE'S VOTER ID LAW: Wisconsin's Supreme Court upheld the state's voter ID law in a pair of cases, but only after tweaking the law to bring it in line with the state Constitution in one of them. Under the terms of... 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

Wisconsin's Voter-ID Case Provides a Lesson in Interim Relief
Posted on 30 Sep 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

In recent weeks, several high-profile cases involving Wisconsin public policy have come before the Seventh Circuit. In many instances, these cases have provided not only insights on the federal judicial system for the general public, but also reminders... Read More

7th Cir. Explains What Same-Sex Marriage and Voter ID Have in Common
Posted on 9 Oct 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Eric G. Pearson What do cases involving challenges to same-sex-marriage and voter ID laws have in common? The answer, according to a per curiam opinion issued last week by a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit... Read More