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New Lawsuit on Congressional Districts filed by LWV

We in the Wake County League are proud to be part of the efforts to challenge the notion of partisan gerrymandering.  The League and several other plaintiffs filed suit yesterday, saying that the redrawn Congressional Districts violate a fundamental principle of democracy — voters should choose their legislators, not the other way around. 8 more words

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Court Order relaxes Voter ID requirements

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News on August 29, 2016.

Dear Mr. Premack: I’ve been reading about the voter ID mess, and wonder if you could summarize what the law is now that the federal courts have intervened. 567 more words

Law

Disability and the Decisional Capacity to Vote

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series

By Devan Stahl, PhD

When Voting Rights Are Barred
With upcoming elections only weeks away, many Americans with disabilities will be barred from voting as a result of state competency and guardianship laws. 1,480 more words

Bioethics

John Lewis wants federal vote monitors in Georgia, elsewhere

U.S. Rep. John Lewis called on the Obama administration to appoint election monitors in Georgia, Florida and potentially other states across the South in order to protect against unfair practices at the ballot box. 429 more words

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Our #1 Enemy In Ameica ....

IS THE NON VOTER!

We all know one (or several) They voice  opinions on Facebook. Their  news comes from memes or quotes forwarded from 433 of their closest friends who heard it from blah blah blah so it must be true. 90 more words

Thought For The Day

SCOTUS Preferences in Civil Rights Cases

Even with the Supreme Court in summer recess the Justices have ruled on a slew of challenges to states’ laws affecting voting rights (for example… 1,011 more words

Judicial Behavior

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: America's Evolution from White Male Domination

September 17 is both Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. It’s usually overlooked, but it’s what we are all about. Before going ashore near present-day Salem, Mass., in 1630, John Winthrop gave a sermon urging his followers to always conduct themselves as if the entire world were watching their “city on a hill.” Ever since then, America and Americans have been a work in progress. 1,180 more words

David Offutt