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
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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…
A U.S. District Court has denied a request by the state of for an expedited hearing on whether Florida is adhering to the Voting Rights in the five counties requiring federal preclearance.
SAVE Dade, a Miami-based LGBT rights group, says it has been “tremendously negatively impacted” by the state’s new voting law, which created new restrictions on third party voter registration.
SAVE Dade is one of many advocacy groups in the state that used to run voter registration drives before elections to More…
Friday saw the end of the first act in Texas’ fight over new district maps drawn by the State Legislature earlier this year. Today, the U.S. Department of Justice weighed in on the maps for the first time, opening in the next chapter of this epic courtroom drama.