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Wright on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals' Decision that Ohio Law Requiring Petition-Circulators be Paid on Flat-Fee Basis Found Unconstitutional: Citizens for Tax Reform v. Deters
Posted on 16 Jun 2008 by Danyelle S.T. Wright

The State of Ohio's right to combat election fraud does not outweigh its citizens' First Amendment free speech protections. In Citizens for Tax Reform v. Deters, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 4645 (6th Cir. 2008), the Sixth Circuit affirmed the United... Read More

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Key Part of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Delayed Until After Nov. 6 Election
Posted on 2 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A ruling in the voter ID trial issued by Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson on Oct. 2 means that all registered voters will be allowed to vote in the Nov. 6 election, regardless of whether or not they have photo IDs... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Presidential Race Bound for Another Bush v. Gore?
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by State Net

This year's presidential election could very well end much like that of 2000, with its controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling on "hanging chads." Over the past few weeks, nearly a dozen decisions have been handed down by state and federal... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Election Cases Coming Down To Wire
Posted on 12 Oct 2012 by State Net

As of late last month there were 15 legal cases pending across the country concerning new election restrictions. With roughly a month left before the presidential election, the cases leave judges with little time to resolve election issues in states where... Read More

Implications of Obama's Nomination of Eric Holder to Attorney General Post
Posted on 26 Nov 2008 by Ed Viguerie

If you are a civil libertarian of any stripe (left, right, whatever) the Bush years gave you massive heartburn. The Bush administration did much to expand the boundaries of executive power. The administration conducted illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens... Read More

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Leveling the Playing Field? Davis v. Federal Election Commission (2008)
Posted on 5 Feb 2009 by Professor Sandra M. Stevenson

In Davis v. Federal Election Commission , 128 S. Ct. 2759, 2008 U.S. LEXIS 5267 (2008), the Supreme Court rejected the constitutionality of a provision of the BIPARTISAN CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT of 2002 (BCRA) called the Millionaires Amendment, which Congress... Read More

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