Litigation

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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We write on behalf of New England United for Justice, persons eligible to register to vote that it represents, and others similarly situated to notify you that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is not in compliance with Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (“NVRA”), 42 U.S.C. §...
12/08/2011
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In this declatory judgement action, plaintiffs now seek summary judgement on their first cause of action which seeks a judicial declaration that Part XX of Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2010, which requires that inmates be counted for reapportionment purposes in their last known residence prior to...
12/02/2011
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In their motion for a preliminary injunction, the Plaintiffs challenge Maryland’s landmark civil rights law, the “No Representation Without Population Act”, alleging that the law violates the equal protection principle of ‘One Person One Vote’ and Article I of the U.S. Constitution. Plaintiffs are...
12/02/2011
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