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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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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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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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Pine Ridge Reservation Voting Rights Case Fails

Here are the materials in Poor Bear v. County of Jackson SD (D. S.D.): 46 Motion to Dismiss 51 Opposition 56 Poor Bear Motion for Summary J 66 Reply 92 DCT Order Granting 46

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Lumbee Tribal Members Amicus Brief in Challenge to North Carolina’s Voter ID Law

Here is the brief of Pearlein Revels, Louise Mitchell, Eric Locklear, and Anita Hammonds Blanks in Support of Plaintiffs in North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. McCory: Amicus Brief One of our great friends Jeanette Wolfley is counsel for … Continue reading

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United States Files Statement of Interest in Brakebill v. Jaeger

Here: Doc. 25 – Motion for Leave to File Statement of Interest of the United States of America – Filed 4-1-2016  Doc. 25-1 – Statement of Interest of the United States of America – Filed 4-1-2016  Complaint and motion to … Continue reading

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Patty Ferguson-Bohnee on Indian Voting Rights in Arizona

Patty Ferguson-Bohnee has posted “The History of Indian Voting Rights in Arizona: Overcoming Decades of Voter Suppression,” which she published in the Arizona State Law Journal. Here is the abstract: Native Americans “have experienced a long history of disenfranchisement as … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation Prevails in Voting Rights Case against San Juan County

Here is the order in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County (D. Utah): 213 DCT Order An excerpt: The County’s redistricting decisions predominated by racial classifications violate the Equal Protection Clause because they are not narrowly tailored to serve a … Continue reading

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North Dakota Motion to Dismiss in Brakebill v. Jaeger

Download memorandum in support here. Link to complaint in previous post here.

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North Dakota Tribal Member Sue over State’s Voter ID Law

Here is the complaint in Brakebill v. Jaeger (D. N.D.): 1 Complaint

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