Used as a tool to silence communities and strip them of their power, felony disenfranchisement has no place in our democracy.
Today, we’re taking a look at where things stand in redistricting litigation — where maps could change before 2022 and where litigation could impact the maps used in 2024 and beyond.
“The core purpose of the Justice Department is to protect civil rights and civil liberties, and the fundamental element of that is the right to vote,” Garland said. But is the DOJ living up to that promise?
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.
A month before the 2020 election, Republican Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) tweeted, “Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and prospefity [sic] are. We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that.”
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.
After months of hearing Republicans cry fraud in parking lots, in legislative chambers and on Fox News, judges are now asking, “where’s the fraud?”
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.
Just three states have yet to enact new congressional maps for this year’s midterms: Florida, Missouri and New Hampshire Here’s what went down — and where things currently stand — in the final three states.