Litigation

The Ohio Supreme Court rejected an effort by Ohio Republicans to halt Same-Day Registration (SDR), ruling that the procedure is lawful under longstanding Ohio law.
09/29/2008
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Siding with voting rights groups and Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, U.S. District Judge James Gwin of the Northern District of Ohio held that county boards of elections must allow simultaneous registration and absentee voting during the upcoming early voting period in order to comply...
09/28/2008
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Demos and other voting rights advocates filed a "friend-of-the-court" brief in the Ohio Supreme Court today the court to uphold Ohios procedures allowing a period of Same-Day Registration (SDR) for the upcoming November 2008 election.
09/24/2008
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Notice of Filing, Missouri's Department of Social Services' Revised Plan for Compliance.
08/11/2008
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Order issued by United States District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey directing the Missouri Department of Social Services immediately to comply with a federal law requiring agencies to provide voter registration applications and assistance to their clients.
07/15/2008
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Arizona's Department of Economic Security (DES), 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.
05/21/2008
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The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and St. Louis resident Dionne O'Neal have filed a federal lawsuit today charging that the state of Missouri has failed to provide voter registration services to clients of state public assistance agencies, as required by the federal...
04/23/2008
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STATEMENT OF THE ISSUES A.  Did the district court err in applying the Pullman abstention doctrine to Plaintiffs’ First Amendment claims when the guarantee of free expression is an area of particular federal concern and there is a substantial risk that abstention will  prevent...
03/17/2008
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denies California's petition for rehearing en banc in Porter v. Bowen, leaving standing an August 2007 ruling by a three-judge panel that the First Amendment protects so-called "vote-swapping" websites from threats of criminal...
03/13/2008
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Demos and Project Vote sent a letter to Secretary of State Jan Brewer informing her that Arizona's Department of Economic Security (DES) as well as Department of Health Services (DHS) are not in full compliance with the National Voter Registration Act, citing evidence of failures to offer voter...
01/29/2008
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