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State Net Capitol Journal: Former Preclearance States Moving Ahead With Voting Law Changes
Posted on 16 Jul 2013 by State Net

Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last month freeing states with a history of voter discrimination from having to obtain federal approval before making any changes to their voting laws, Texas officials announced they would begin enforcing... 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: What Supreme Court Decisions Could Mean For the States
Posted on 30 Jul 2013 by State Net

By Lou Cannon The Supreme Court's momentous rulings last month on three issues shook up the country and the states. The court gave conservatives a victory on voting rights while moving the country in a liberal direction on marriage equality. Disappointing... Read More

Obama Administration Joins Battle Over Voting Rights
Posted on 20 Dec 2011 by State Net

- Compiled by KOREY CLARK This year more than a dozen states have passed new voting laws that supporters say were necessary to deter fraud and opponents say will dampen minority voter turnout in next year's elections. Last week the Obama administration... Read More