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Update on Irving ISD Voting Rights Suit

I’ve previously written about a lawsuit brought on behalf of Hispanic voters in Irving Texas (http://texaselectionlaw.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/irving-isd-redistricting-lawsuit/), concerning the way in which the Irving Independent School District has drawn its districts. 236 more words


Two Recent Stories of Interest to Texas Voters

Although many of you no doubt are already aware of these stories, I thought they deserved to be highlighted. The first is from Rick Hasen, and concerns the rather outré argument made by the State of Texas in its response brief in the voter picture I.D. 276 more words

Scottish Labour's Sticking Plasters

MSP Neil Findlay writes in the Scottish Left Review that the debate over Scotland’s future has not excluded the Labour party. True – the Labour party has excluded itself. 848 more words

Courtroom coverage of North Carolina Voting Rights Litigation

Ari Berman is covering the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the State of North Carolina over the so-called “monster” legislation that substantially limited voter registration and voting procedures in that state. 35 more words

Voter I.D. as Age Discrimination

Yesterday, the New York Times ran a story about an unusual voting rights lawsuit in North Carolina. College students allege that North Carolina’s voter I.D. laws disproportionately limit access to voting by young voters (ages 18-21), and particularly affect college students who arrive from out-of-state, and who therefore lack North Carolina drivers’ licenses. 319 more words