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7th Cir. Explains What Same-Sex Marriage and Voter ID Have in Common

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...

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7th Cir. Upholds Springfield's Panhandling Ordinance, Using a Historic Twist

By Eric G. Pearson It can’t have happened often (if at all) that a retired Justice would decide a new case based on his reading of an opinion in which he dissented. Yet that is precisely what happened in Thayer v. Worcester , 755 F.3d 60...

State Net
State Net Capitol Journal Constitutional Rights Updates: US High Court Eliminates 'Golden Week'

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...

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Wisconsin's Voter-ID Case Provides a Lesson in Interim Relief

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...

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State Net Capitol Journal Constitutional Rights Updates: Florida Finishes Congressional Redistricting Remap Fix

FL FINISHES REMAP FIX: Florida lawmakers completed their fix of the state's congressional redistricting map last Monday, well ahead of the Friday deadline set by Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis. The biggest changes were to Districts 5 and 10, which...

Williams Mullen
Second Amendment Rights “Out the Door” in D.C.

By: Cameron M. Rountree, Associate, Williams Mullen Despite what might be implied by this article’s title, Second Amendment, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], rights have actually expanded in D.C. recently. Last month...