October 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
States that have toughened voter identification laws have experienced steeper drops in election turnout than those that have not, including disproportionate falloffs among black and younger voters, according to a nonpartisan congressional study released on Wednesday by the US Government ...[read more]
April 2, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Tuesday that the administration of Florida Governor Rick Scott violated federal law when attempting to remove "non-citizen" voters from the rolls in the 2012 presidential election. The court ruled that the voter purge before the election ...[read more]
August 17, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge issued an order on Friday blocking enforcement of the state's voter identification law for the upcoming November elections. The ruling by Judge Bernard McGinley marks the third consecutive election in which the law, passed in March 2012, will not be in ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Today, there are 32 states in the US that require voters to present identification at the polls in order to vote, including 17 states that have passed laws requiring a photo ID. Voter ID laws have become increasingly controversial as the 2012 presidential election approaches, precipitating legal ...[read more]
February 8, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On February 8, 2008, a French court sentenced Jean Marie Le Pen, the leader of France's right wing National Front party, to three months in jail for minimizing the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. The sentence included a 10,000 euro fine and was in response to Le Pen claiming that ...[read more]
January 31, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On January 31, 2006, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed a bill making it illegal to discriminate against individuals based on sexual orientation in the areas of housing, lending and employment. This legislation made Washington the 17th state to adopt such a bill. Since January 2006, ...[read more]
January 26, 2013
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Walter Smith, University of Washington School of Law Class of 2013, discusses Washington state legally recognizing same-sex marriage by popular vote...On December 6, Washington state certified its statewide election returns and officially became the first US state to begin ...[read more]
December 3, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Ciara Torres-Spelliscy of the Stetson University College of Law discusses the proposed statutory and regulatory reforms that could curb the rising levels of spending by corporations in political campaigns...The US has just gone through its most expensive election ever. The ...[read more]
November 19, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On November 19, 2011, Philippine authorities formally charged former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo with allegations of electoral sabotage, one day after being arrested for corruption and election fraud. Arroyo was arrested in her hospital room while being treated for a bone ailment, after the ...[read more]
November 6, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist, Matthew Skeen, University of Colorado Law School Class of 2013, argues that states have attempted to resist a constitutional interpretation regarding campaign finance through state-level legislation...This election cycle, independent groups have spent $675 million to ...[read more]

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