Amicus curiae translates to “friend of the court.” After reviewing all 36 amicus briefs submitted in Merrill v. Milligan, we’re highlighting just a handful of the most insightful, provocative or compelling briefs.
New analysis by Democracy Docket reveals a steep increase in voting and election lawsuits filed by Republican-affiliated groups so far this year when compared to 2021.
An obscure government body in Michigan has been in the news quite a bit recently. It serves as a perfect example of how Republicans can meddle in the democratic process — and a warning sign of what’s to come.
When perusing Democracy Docket’s website, you’ll see mentions of hearings, trials and oral arguments in ongoing litigation. What’s the difference between these courtroom events and what can you expect at the conclusion of each?
On Oct. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could fundamentally alter the landmark Voting Rights Act. In our third Voter Testimony piece, we review the post-trial briefs and transcripts from the seven-day hearing held in January in Milligan v. Merrill.
In August, Montana district court judge Michael Moses held a trial over three voter suppression laws. Here, we summarize three takeaways from the trial based on the post-trial briefs submitted to the court.
The dog days of summer are over, and now we’re turning to the fall and fast-approaching midterm elections. What does the next month look like in the voting rights world?
In upholding Mississippi’s felony disenfranchisement law, a federal court recognized that the 1890 provision was racist, but say that two 20th century updates cleansed the provision of any “discriminatory taint.”
Racially discriminatory maps can be challenged multiple ways in court. In this Explainer, we break down the difference between racial gerrymandering and racial vote dilution claims and when you might see them in lawsuits.
Two Republican candidates in Arizona have attacked the use of mail-in voting. But not only is mail-in voting well-established and popular — it used to be championed by the very party that now seeks to dismantle it.
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