In a catastrophic 2-1 ruling, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that private litigants can no longer bring lawsuits under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).
On Friday, Sept. 29, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ laws governing the rejection of mail-in ballots.
On Tuesday, July 25, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging the methods used to elect judges and justices to the Arkansas Court of Appeals and Arkansas Supreme Court respectively.
On Monday, June 12, Black voters in a previously dismissed lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ congressional map appealed their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
On Thursday, May 25, a three-judge panel dismissed a challenge to Arkansas’ congressional map drawn with 2020 census data.
On Tuesday, May 23, the Christian Ministerial Alliance and a group of Black residents of Pulaski County, Arkansas filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state’s congressional map.
On Monday, March 6, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order temporarily pausing proceedings in Arkansas United v. Thurston.
On Thursday, March 16, the Arkansas Legislature sent two bills to the governor: Senate Bill 255, which prohibits private grants for election administration and Senate Bill 258, which bans drop boxes in the state.
On Monday, March 13, Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin (R) announced the creation of an Election Integrity Unit designed to investigate election law violations.
On Monday, Feb. 20, the Arkansas Senate passed Senate Bill 258, a bill that would ban drop boxes in the state.
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