VOTING RIGHTS

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Overview

Equal Protection refers to the idea that a governmental body may not deny people equal protection of its governing laws. The governing body state must treat an individual in the same manner as others in similar conditions and circumstances....

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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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After the 2010 census, the State of Maryland engaged in the redistricting of its eight congressional districts and forty-seven legislative districts to equalize each district’s population. Benisek v. Lamone at 5. Since 1966, Maryland’s Sixth...

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Definition

The One-Person One-Vote Rule refers to the rule that one person’s voting power ought to be roughly equivalent to another person’s within the same state.

Overview

The rule comes up in the context of Equal Protection. The most...

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North Carolina’s congressional redistricting takes place every ten years in a process overseen by both chambers of the state’s General Assembly. Common Cause v. Rucho, 279 F. Supp. 3d 587, 599 (M.D.N.C. 2018). In 2010, North Carolina voters elected...