Litigation

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...
03/18/2008
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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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Demos and Project Vote sent a letter to Secretary of State Kurt Browning informing him that Florida's Department of Health Services (DHS) as well as Department of Children and Families (DCF) are not in full compliance with the National Voter Registration Act, citing evidence of failures to offer...
01/29/2008
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Although photo ID and proof of citizenship proposals are offered as necessary to prevent fraud in elections, we know, based on experience and data from other states, that the facts do not warrant these extreme measures, and that all available evidence suggests that voter fraud of the kind that...
06/13/2007
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Carrie Harkless, Tameca Mardis and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), alleges that offices of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services failed to provide Ms. Harkless, Ms. Mardis and thousands of other low-income Ohioans with the opportunity to register to vote...
09/20/2006
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