Election Law

  • FAN 37 (First Amendment News) McCutcheon case produces flood of scholarly commentary — 40 works!

    Before proceeding to the scholarly output on McCutcheon, here is where we stand this Term on First Amendment free expression cases: Review Granted Elonis v. United States (to be argued on 12-1-14) Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar Reed v. Town of Gilbert Review Pending Pregnancy Care Center of New York v. City of New York Vermont Right to Life Committee, et al v.

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  • FAN 36.1 (First Amendment News) Skover to Speak on McCutcheon Case

    FAN 36.1 (First Amendment News) Skover to Speak on McCutcheon Case by Ronald K.L. Collins · October 16, 2014 By way of a shameless plug for my coauthor: INFLUENTIAL VOICES David Skover Seattle University School of Law is proud to present Professor David Skover SCOTUS Books-in-Brief: When Money Speaks: A New Venture in E-Publishing Wednesday, October 29 Room C6, Sullivan Hall, 4:30 p.m.

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    • FAN 33 (First Amendment News) What is a PAC? The next big issue?

      This is the hottest issue in campaign finance litigation right now. – James Bopp, Jr. James Bopp What is the next big campaign finance class of cases, the ones most likely to go the Supreme Court? Ask different people and you will get pretty much the same answers, ranging from “soft money” cases to certain kinds of campaign disclosure cases to campaign speech and judicial ...
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    • Sixth Circuit upholds injunction against Ohio’s voting law changes

      On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a district court order granting a preliminary injunction against Ohio’s new election rules. At issue are rules that, among other things, established uniform early voting rules across the state, cut back Ohio’s expansive early in-person voting period (from 35 to 28 days before the election ...
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    • Why Do Conservative Justices Hate Voters?

      Every law talkin’ guy is weighing in on the Supreme Court’s decision to restrict early voting in Ohio. The decision broke down 5-4, along predictable party lines. The same five justices who gave corporations a blank check to buy elections, the same five justices who decided to declare racism over in the South, decided to stay the restriction on Ohio preventing the state from s ...
      3 readers - Elie Mystal/ Above the Law
    • Supreme Court stays injunction against changes in Ohio voting rules

      Earlier today the U.S. Supreme Court put on hold a district court injunction against changes to Ohio’s voting rules. Splitting 5-4, the Court granted the order sought by the state, overturning the judgment of a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. No opinions accompanied the order. A petition for rehearing en banc remains pending before the Sixth Circuit.
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    The latest about Election Law

    • RBG revises opinion after professor flags error

      … How often does it happen that a law professor flags a factual error in a Supreme Court opinion and the Justice thereafter changes that opinion to correct the error? Answer: not that often. So when it happens, some of us think that credit should be given. Okay? So, onto the story, albeit the brief version. In a post on his Election Law Blog…

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      • Ginsburg edits her voting rights dissent

        Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has issued a new version of her dissent, released early Saturday morning in a Texas voting rights case, to fix an error about one kind of ID card that voters can use to qualify to vote. The revised dissenting opinion, in full, can be read here. As the majority of the Court allowed Texas to continue enforcing a strict new law requi ...

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 10.20.14

      … for the career alternatives file: Miami lawyer who ranks local restaurants opens his own restaurant. At ATL we rank law schools, maybe we should open our own law school. [Southern District of Florida Blog] * Academic publishers fighting the war on common sense by charging an arm and a leg for access to research that is written and peer reviewed by other…

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    • Morning Docket: 10.20.14

      … * The Supreme Court is allowing Texas to enforce its strict voter identification law during the upcoming election, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hero to the masses, wrote a rather scathing dissent in opposition. [New York Times] * Michael Millikin, GM’s beleaguered GC, will be stepping down from his position while the Justice Department…

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    • Morning Docket: 10.15.14

      … is a Biglaw firm where hotties roam, and it looks like this top Justice Department prosecutor who started his career there is returning home there to roost. [DealBook / New York Times] * It’s the debt: With headlines like “Law school applications plummet – at U of L too,” the University of Louisville School of Law can’t even convince alums from its…

      2 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • Non-Sequiturs: 10.03.14

      … against black voters and be done with it. Just tell us the rules so we can start the GOTV campaigns. [Election Law Blog] * Former Manhattan Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa gets a year in jail for purchasing a sham marriage to gain citizenship. The “for citizenship” part is what got her, because lots of politicians are in sham marriages. [Journal News…

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    • What’s the irreparable injury to Wisconsin?

      …As Rick Hasen covers in detail, today the Seventh Circuit issued opinions explaining its recent 5-5 division over whether to stay an injunction against Wisconsin’s voter ID law. There’s a per curiam opinion by the panel, ruling for the state (i.e., staying the injunction of the law), and a dissent from the denial of rehearing en banc by five…

      2 readers - Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Why Do Conservative Justices Hate Voters?

      … Every law talkin’ guy is weighing in on the Supreme Court’s decision to restrict early voting in Ohio. The decision broke down 5-4, along predictable party lines. The same five justices who gave corporations a blank check to buy elections, the same five justices who decided to declare racism over in the South, decided to stay the restriction…

      3 readers - Elie Mystal/ Above the Law
    • Supreme Court stays injunction against changes in Ohio voting rules

      … of nighttime early voting. Here are early reports from SCOTUSBlog, the Columbus Dispatch and the Post’s Robert Barnes. At Election Law Blog, Rick Hasen comments: while the Court did not offer a reason for its order today, it is very likely that the conservative Supreme Court majority did not believe in the very expansive views of equal protection…

      2 readers - Jonathan H. Adler/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Morning Docket: 09.29.14

      … She’s not a porn star, she’s a law student. We could see where you might be confused by that one. * Now that we know Eric Holder is resigning, there’s been speculation as to where he’ll go next. The obvious choice is a return to Covington & Burling, but he could still surprise everyone. [National Law Journal] * “Judicial campaign cash…

      2 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • Seventh Circuit splits down the middle over Wisconsin voter ID law

      …Earlier this year, a federal district court enjoined enforcement of Wisconsin’s new voter ID law. On Sept. 12, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit stayed the injunction. Friday, by an equally divided vote, the full Seventh Circuit denied a request to reconsider the stay en banc. No opinions have issued…

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      • Federal appeals court upholds Ohio ruling on early voting

        [JURIST] A panel for the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] ruled Wednesday that the district court's order that expands Ohio's voting schedule can remain in effect. Earlier this month, US District Court Judge Peter Economus ruled that an Ohio law that cut down the 35 days of early in-person voting violates the US Constitution and the Voting Rig ...

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