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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    • 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 ...
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    • Morning Docket: 10.15.14

      Amal Alamuddin Clooney * The Fifth Circuit is allowing the Texas voter ID law to be enforced during the upcoming election, even though it was recently struck down by a federal judge. After all, “preserving the status quo” is very important down south. [Bloomberg] * We suppose that’s why the Supreme Court stepped in to make sure that abortion clinics in Texas were allowed ...
      2 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • Non-Sequiturs: 10.20.14

      * Eric Holder gave millions to Nazis! Or at least that’s how Darrell Issa will put it. But seriously, the Department of Justice has a long-standing policy of allowing Nazi war criminals to collect Social Security payments if they agree to get the hell out of the U.S. [Associated Press via New Europe] * A Cleveland attorney, Peter Pattakos, is not worried about contracting Eb ...
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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 judges who would have ruled for the plaintiffs (i.e.
      2 readers - Will Baude/ The Volokh Conspiracy

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 10.27.14

      … trademark infringement. [Legal Cheek] * Crazy pro se guy slapped down in Canada. [Lowering the Bar] * While almost everyone else is seeing lower applications, USC Law saw a 5 percent bump. [USC Gould School of Law] * Stanford and Dartmouth in hot water over election law charges in Montana. Apparently piercing the imaginary veil of non-partisanship in judicial elections is the problem and not the whole idea of judicial elections in the first place. [Montana Standard] …

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 10.20.14

      … * Eric Holder gave millions to Nazis! Or at least that’s how Darrell Issa will put it. But seriously, the Department of Justice has a long-standing policy of allowing Nazi war criminals to collect Social Security payments if they agree to get the hell out of the U.S. [Associated Press via New Europe] * A Cleveland attorney, Peter Pattakos…

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    • Morning Docket: 10.20.14

      … continues its probe into the company’s fatal ignition switch failures. A replacement has not yet been named. [WSJ Law Blog] * Baltimore Law and Maryland’s HBCUs hooked up to assist underrepresented minorities get into law school. Full scholarships come with GPAs of at least 3.5 and LSAT scores of at least 152. [USA Today] * Kent Easter, the lawyer…

      2 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
    • Morning Docket: 10.15.14

      … Amal Alamuddin Clooney * The Fifth Circuit is allowing the Texas voter ID law to be enforced during the upcoming election, even though it was recently struck down by a federal judge. After all, “preserving the status quo” is very important down south. [Bloomberg] * We suppose that’s why the Supreme Court stepped in to make sure that abortion…

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

      … * Apparently, heckling Carmelo Anthony can cost you your job. [Dealbreaker] * There’s nothing the Supreme Court can do to stop cops who want to take a long time to release you from a stop, even if the Court wants to. [Simple Justice] * I think we should just ask John Roberts to tell every state precisely how they are allowed to discriminate…

      2 readers - Elie Mystal/ Above the Law
    • 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

      … is burning a hole in the Constitution.” State court judges are pumping money into their election campaigns, and some have been left to wonder about its true price. [New York Times] * Details have emerged as to conditions that must be met for Bingham McCutchen’s proposed merger with Morgan Lewis: partner promises, de-equitizations, and forgivable…

      2 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
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