Litigation

Demos and Project Vote sent a letter to California Secretary of State Deborah Bowen informing her office that California's public assistance agencies are not in full compliance with the National Voter Registration Act, citing evidence of declining registration numbers at those offices.
05/14/2009
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The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the LCCR Education Fund filed this friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court not to void a section of the Voting Rights Act that requires some jurisdictions to get Justice Department approval for changes in election procedures.
03/25/2009
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Concerned groups The Brennan Center for  Justice at NYU School of Law (“Brennan Center”), Common Cause, Dēmos: A Network for Ideas and Action (“Dēmos”), The League of Women Voters of the United States (“the League”), and U. S. Public Interest Research Group (“U.S. PIRG”), by their...
03/09/2009
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS), the state's public assistance agency, entered into an agreement to ensure the state's compliance with Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993.
12/19/2008
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      League of Women Voters of Ohio v. Brunner
11/26/2008
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The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses the lower court's August 2007 dismissal of the case, holding that both Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner and Director Helen E. Jones-Kelley of the Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS) have responsibility to ensure that the local offices...
10/28/2008
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Demos and other voting rights advocates filed a "friend-of-the court" brief in the Southern District Court of Ohio, pointing out that wholesale purging of state voter rolls based on discrepancies between different government databases would violate the very statute on which the Ohio GOP's lawsuit...
10/07/2008
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A Federal District Court in the Southern District of Ohio issued a ruling refusing a request by the Ohio Republican Party to halt Same-Day Registration, but ruled that the state must permit observers at early voting sites.
09/29/2008
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