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.
The Montana Legislature spent 2021 passing new laws to restrict voting that are headed to trial next week. A few are headed to trial next week. Find all the facts you need to know about the challenged laws here.
It’s been over two months since Pennsylvania held its primary elections, but three counties are still refusing to include certain ballots in their certification totals. It’s a blatant disregard for the rule of law and a dire warning sign of what’s to come.
The summer months may be slower, but the voting rights world is not taking a vacation this August. Democracy Docket is currently tracking 156 lawsuits across 39 states.
State constitutions grant rights beyond what’s in the federal Constitution. The ability for state courts to interpret their constitutions with respect to federal elections is now at risk because of an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case.
On July 8, 2022, the Wisconsin Supreme Court released a 4-3 opinion banning ballot drop boxes in the state. Today, we are identifying and responding to particularly harmful conclusions reached by the majority.
In its upcoming term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide two crucial voting rights cases that have the potential to upend our country’s current election landscape. What’s at stake as the Court places fundamental rights in limbo yet again?
We combed through our catalog of court cases to look for cases where the ISL theory, if adopted by the courts, may have affected the outcomes. Here are a few hypothetical examples.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case next term that embraces the independent state legislature theory, with significant implications for the future of American elections. Here’s what you need to know.