Litigation

This letter details violations of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and demands that the Alabama Secretary of State act immediately to bring the state into full compliance with the law or face litigation. Section 7 of the NVRA requires state public assistance agencies that administer...
06/13/2012
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Demos, along with a coalition of national voting rights groups including Project Vote, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the NAACP, and the law firm of Dechert LLP, filed a Complaint against Secretary of State Ross Miller and Director of the department of Health & Human...
06/11/2012
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This amicus brief, submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court on May 18, 2012, argues that the Court should not summarily reverse the decision of the Montana Supreme Court upholding a state law restricting corporate spending in Montana elections.  The brief was authored by Arnold & Porter LLP and...
05/17/2012
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In a Complaint filed today in federal district court in Boston, plaintiffs point to what they say is clear evidence that the Commonwealth and DTA are not complying with federal law: The number of voter registration applications submitted through public assistance offices in 2009-2010 (just 2...
05/15/2012
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Dear Secretary Aichele, We write on behalf of the Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP), persons eligible to register to vote who they represent, and others similarly situated to notify you that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is not in compliance with Section 7 of the National Voter...
04/26/2012
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The Georgia Secretary of State (SOS) and the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) entered into a settlement agreement on April 17, 2012, concluding a lawsuit brought by the Georgia State Conference Of The NAACP, Coalition for the People’s Agenda, and low-income resident...
04/19/2012
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This unanimous panel decision was written by Chief Judge Briscoe and was joined by Judges Gorsuch and Matheson.  The U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in support of Plaintiff Allers in the HSD appeal.  The case captions are Valdez v. Squier, No. 11-2063 (10th...
02/22/2012
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On February 1, 2012 a U.S. District Court denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Demos and a coalition of voting rights groups to remedy the State of Georgia's failure to provide voter registration services at public assistance offices, as required by Section 7 of the National Voter...
02/03/2012
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After the 2010 decennial census, Maryland enacted a new redistricting plan in October 2011 for its eight congressional districts. The plaintiffs, nine African-American residents of Maryland, commenced this action against election officials of Maryland (―Maryland‖ or ―the State‖), contending that...
12/23/2011
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