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?
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.
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?
Activity in courts is certain to increase with the temperatures this July. We’re watching at least seven states for significant courtroom activity and potential decisions affecting voting rights.
As states gear up for elections, actors seeking to suppress votes — and those fighting back — are similarly ramping up their activity. In June we can expect multiple courtroom hearings and potential decisions affecting voting rights in at least eight states.
Over the past few years, coverage has increased around how the U.S. Supreme Court handles emergency requests through its “shadow docket.” This term has popped up most recently when the Court has intervened in redistricting, determining the fate of districts for years to come.
April lawsuits bring May court activity! Over the course of May we can expect multiple courtroom hearings and potential decisions on voting rights and district lines in over 10 states.
Florida recently had its new voter suppression law, Senate Bill 90, put to the test in court. The judge’s 288-page opinion striking down harmful provisions of the law speak volumes about how Florida Republicans crafted the law and what their end goals were.
Republicans’ attacks against drop boxes — a safe and convenient way to cast an absentee ballot — have found solid footing in Wisconsin thanks to a conservative lawsuit filed last year. It’s now up to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide the fate of drop boxes in the state.
2022 has already seen extensive voting rights and redistricting litigation. As it appears, April showers bring…even more court action! Below we highlight cases across the country with likely court action over the next month.