elections

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In 1998, the State of Arizona passed the Citizens Clean Election Act (“the Act”), which created a framework through which the state provides public financing to candidates for statewide political offices. See McComish v. Bennett , 611 F.3d 510, 513 (...

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Before 1991, Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District was composed of more registered Democrats than registered Republicans. Brief of Appellees, Lamone et al. at 3. However, in 1991, the district lines were redrawn, leaving registered Republicans...

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Ohio uses two methods for removing individuals who are no longer eligible to vote. Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, 838 F.3d 699, 702 (2016). The first method is the National Change of Address (“NCOA”) database, which Ohio’s Secretary of State...

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North Carolina voters have repeatedly challenged two North Carolina voting districts in a redistricting plan intended to comply with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (“VRA”). The VRA aims to eliminate racial discrimination in voting by providing every...

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Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit?

Oral argument: Feb 28, 2006

In 1997, the Vermont legislature passed Act 64, a broad and sweeping statute that slashed campaign...

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Overview

The Voting Rights Act (VRA), codified at 42 U.S.C. §§ 1973 to 1973aa-6, is an important federal civil rights law that protects minorities from discriminatory voting practices. Initially, the VRA only protected racial minorities, but in...