In voting rights lawsuits, timing matters immensely. However, a big question around timing remains unanswered in the legal community: When is it too close to an election to change voting laws?
Voting rights cases can take winding routes through the court system before they are resolved, working to ensure that all eligible voters can access the ballot box. How do lawsuits protecting the right to vote move through the court system?
In 2022, there will be no shortage of crucial cases on redistricting and voting laws in the U.S. court system. In today’s Explainer, we cover the basics of the legal system and structure of the courts.
Voting rights litigation can cover a wide range of topics, all of which are important to ensuring that every eligible voter has the chance to participate in the political process and have their voice heard.
Voting rights litigation focuses on addressing all barriers to or attacks on the ballot box, no matter how small they may seem.
There’s a special type of redistricting litigation going on in Wisconsin called impasse litigation. In today’s Explainer, we walk through what it is, where else we might be seeing it and what the courts can do in these cases.
Courts hold immense power when it comes to voting rights, but there are many terms that are unique to the legal profession, which can make it hard to follow along.
Redistricting can be a fraught process often leveraged by Republicans to pass unfair and unconstitutional maps, and some of the best protection voters have against disenfranchisement is through the courts.
The ruling in Brnovich v. DNC limits an already weakened VRA, but lawsuits can and will still be brought to protect voting rights. While the courtroom battles will continue, passing federal legislation remains crucial.
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