Category Archives: voting rights

Federal Court Rejects San Juan County Remedial Maps, Orders Appointment of Special Master

Here is the order in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County (D. Utah): 397 DCT Opinion An excerpt: For the reasons below, San Juan County’s remedial plans fail to pass constitutional muster. Specifically, the court concludes race was the predominant factor … Continue reading

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PBS Newshour: 300,000 Disenfranchised by Voter ID Law in Wisconsin Alone

Here.  That state was decided by 22,000 votes in last Presidential election.  

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NARF Press Release on Presidential Commission on Voter Suppression

Saw this coming. Here: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 12, 2017 Contacts: Natalie Landreth, NARF Staff Attorney, (907) 276-0680; Matt Campbell, NARF Staff Attorney, (303) 447-8760 President Announces Commission to Investigate American Voters Yesterday, the President announced the creation of … Continue reading

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Moyers & Co.: “The Trump Administration’s Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression”

Lies have a purpose. Here.

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Political Lies and the Future of Voting Rights

Lies are often much more plausible, more appealing to reason, than reality, since the liar has the great advantage of knowing beforehand what the audience wishes or expects to hear. He has prepared his story for public consumption with a … Continue reading

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ACLU: Michigan voter ID bill and what you can do to help today/this weekend

Friends, As you are aware, a strict voter ID bill is currently being rammed through the Michigan legislature. It has passed the House and will be considered by the Senate next week. The bill will be before the Senate Elections … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Orders Satellite Polling Places on Two Nevada Reservations

Here are the briefs and order in the matter of Sanchez et al v. Cegavske et al, 16-cv-00523 (D. Nev. Oct. 7, 2016): Doc. 1 – Verified Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief Doc. 10 – Verified First Amended Complaint … Continue reading

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Federal Court Enjoins North Dakota Voter ID Law

Here is the opinion in Brakebill v. Jaeger (D.N.D.): Doc. 50 Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction Prior materials here. NARF press release here. NYTs coverage here.

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ACLU of Montana Seeks Indigenous Justice Outreach Coordinator

Link to job announcement here. Applications will be reviewed beginning the week of July 25, 2016 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Law in Support of Preliminary Injunction Against North Dakota Voter ID Law

Link to press release from NARF here. Download Plaintiffs’ Memorandum in Support here. Doc. 45 Brief in Opposition to Motion for Preliminary Injunction 2016 07 05 (00137735x9D7F5) Doc. 48 Plaintiff’s Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injuction 2016 07 … Continue reading

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