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Civil Rights Groups Vow to Overturn NC Voting Reform Law

Civil Rights Groups Vow to Overturn NC Voting Reform Law

Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — North Carolina’s sweeping and restrictive new voting law is facing multiple legal challenges from civil rights groups that argue it discriminates against black and young voters.Republican Governor Pat McC…

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Arizona Voter ID Law

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Arizona Voter ID Law

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Lawyers for Arizona, a state that has clashed repeatedly with the federal government on the issue of immigration, will be back at the Supreme Court on Monday defending a state law that requires proof of…

Strict Voter ID Blocked for 2012, but What About the Future?

Strict Voter ID Blocked for 2012, but What About the Future?

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Opponents of strict voter ID laws have had a good run in the courts recently.In the past few months, federal and state judges have used different legal grounds to block voter ID laws from going into effect durin…

Obama Campaign: Ruling on Pennsylvania Voter ID Law ‘Great News’

Obama Campaign: Ruling on Pennsylvania Voter ID Law ‘Great News’

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Obama campaign Tuesday welcomed as “great news” a Pennsylvania judge’s decision to block the state’s new voter identification law, ordering that it not be enforced until after the presid…

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Leads to DMV Trips from ‘Hell’

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Leads to DMV Trips from ‘Hell’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two government offices, three hour-long lines, two 78-mile trips, two week-long waiting periods, four forms of identity and two signed affidavits later, Pennsylvanians will be allowed to vote.Under the state’s new vo…

Federal Court Blocks Controversial Texas Voter ID Law

Federal Court Blocks Controversial Texas Voter ID Law

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A federal court in Washington ruled on Thursday that a Texas Voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act, effectively blocking the law from taking effect.
The unanimous three judge district court ruled, “T…

Pennsylvania Court Upholds Voter ID Law

Pennsylvania Court Upholds Voter ID Law

Comstock/Thinkstock(HARRISBURG, Pa.) — A Pennsylvania judge upheld the state’s strict voter ID law today, rejecting civil rights groups’ claims that the law will disenfranchise thousands of voters.The ruling is a victory for Gov. Tom Corbe…

Rick Perry Demands that Obama Apologize

Rick Perry Demands that Obama Apologize

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — The Republican governor of Texas today welcomed President Obama to the Lone Star State by asking him to distance himself from comments made by Attorney General Eric Holder comparing the state’s 2011 vo…

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