On Wednesday, Sept. 28, a federal appellate court paused a lower court’s ruling that expanded voter assistance in Arkansas.
On Friday, Aug. 19, a federal court in Arkansas struck down state laws that limited the amount of times a person could assist voters in an election.
Today, an Arkansas trial judge entered a written order officially blocking four new voter suppression laws, ruling they all violate the Arkansas Constitution’s right to vote.
Today, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of a group of Black Arkansas voters against the state’s new congressional map.
On Monday, March 7, a lawsuit was filed in federal court challenging Arkansas’ new congressional map.
In a ruling on Thursday, Feb. 17, a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas ruled that there is no private right of action under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which means only the U.S. attorney general — and not individuals and organizations — can bring Section 2 lawsuits.
Today, a judge in the Circuit Court of Pulaski County, Arkansas formally denied a motion to dismiss League of Women Voters of Arkansas v. Thurston, a case challenging four voter suppression laws passed earlier this year.
On Thursday, the GOP-controlled Arkansas House and Senate approved a new congressional map for the state’s four congressional districts.
The League of Women Voters of Arkansas and Arkansas United filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging multiple new laws passed by the Republican Legislature that limit access to the ballot box.
Two new voter suppression bills have become law in Arkansas.