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Tea party fears U.N. intervention in 2012 election

The tea party has added another item to its list of reasons to fear the United Nations: Some in the movement say the U.N. is planning to intervene in the United States’ upcoming elections.

Florida ACLU, League of Women Voters sue over new voter registration rules

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida announced today that “along with the Brennan Center for Justice and the law firms Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and Coffey Burlington sued on behalf of the League of Women Voters, Rock the Vote, and Florida PIRG, challenging the state’s new


U.S. attorney general goes after states challenging Voting Rights Act

By | 12.14.11 | 1:03 pm | More from The Florida Independent

During a speech given in Texas last night, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder criticized legal challenges launched by states — including Florida — against the section of the Voting Rights Act that requires approval


U.S. AG to speak about new voting restrictions in Texas today

By | 12.13.11 | 1:15 pm | More from The Florida Independent

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be giving a speech today about laws recently enacted all over the country that some say will suppress voter turnout among minorities, young people and low-income and disabled voters.

The speech comes during a flurry of activity following restrictive voting laws passed all More…

VIDEO: Polis questions AG Holder on medical marijuana

Colorado Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) wasted no time in taking advantage of his appointment to the Judiciary Committee. Polis questioned Attorney General Eric Holder last week during an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice and asked whether the Ogden memo was still in effect.

DNC launches campaign against GOP-led voter-restriction laws

By | 12.05.11 | 12:25 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The Democratic National Committee launched an online campaign last week to educate voters about what the group calls efforts that aim “to restrict voting purely for partisan gain.”

Senator OKs field hearings on Florida’s ‘disenfranchising’ voting law

By | 11.16.11 | 1:52 pm | More from The Florida Independent


Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has granted Sen. Bill Nelson’s request for field hearings into Florida’s controversial new voting law that many say could disenfranchise minorities, young voters and low-income citizens.

U.S. attorney general: State voting restrictions ‘inconsistent with what we say we are as a nation’

By | 11.09.11 | 1:19 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Talking Points Memo reports that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressed concern over states seeking to “restrict the ability of people to get to the polls” during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday.

Members of Congress voice disapproval with secretaries of state on new voting laws

By | 11.04.11 | 5:48 pm | More from The Florida Independent

One hundred and ninety-six members of Congress, including six from Florida’s delegation, have signed a letter sent to secretaries of state all over the country expressing their disapproval of new voting restrictions.

Sen. Nelson asks U.S. attorney general to look into new voting restrictions

By | 11.03.11 | 5:54 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is taking on the state’s controversial new voting rules with full force. Days after requesting a congressional hearing on the law, Nelson has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that the