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Proposed Minnesota Voter ID Amendment: Classic Bait and Switch or Concise Ballot Summary?
Posted on 31 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

In April 2012, the Minnesota Legislature approved a proposed amendment to Article VII, Section 1 of the Minnesota Constitution . The proposed amendment would add two subsections as follows: "(b) All voters voting in person must present valid... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Justice Department Sues To Block N.C. Voter ID Law
Posted on 8 Oct 2013 by State Net

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit last month to block North Carolina's new voter ID law, which some critics have called the most sweeping of its kind. The law was signed by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) in August, just two months after the... Read More

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

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

On January 17, 2014, Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley released his opinion in Applewhite v. Commonwealth (330-MD-2012), in which he overturned Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirement. This marked yet another chapter in what has... 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: More Hot - And Reheated - Issues For States In 2013
Posted on 21 Dec 2012 by State Net

Last week, SNCJ took a look at some of the most pressing issues facing states in 2013. Here are a few more, some of which are either ongoing considerations for state lawmakers or matters likely placed square on their radars by last month's elections... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Challenge Ahead For Voting Rights Act
Posted on 5 Sep 2012 by State Net

Forty-seven years ago, Democratic President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, outlawing the discriminatory election practices employed in much of the South, including his home state of Texas. Now another Texan, Republican Attorney General... 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

State Net Capitol Journal: Surprising Election Fraud Scandal Surfaces In Florida
Posted on 12 Oct 2012 by State Net

It has usually been Democrats who have been accused, mostly by Republicans, of doing little to deter voter fraud - or worse. In a recent op-ed piece on CNN's Website, Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, went as far as... Read More