May 10, 2014
by G. Redd
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced Thursday that the Office of General Counsel will not pursue an appeal in defense of the Commonwealth's voter identification law. The law, passed in March 2012, required all voters to submit a government issued photo ID in order to vote in all elections. ...[read more]
April 30, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin ruled Tuesday that Wisconsin's Act 23, which requires residents to present photo identification to vote, violates the Voting Rights Act and the US Constitution. US District Judge Lynn Adelman found that the requirement ...[read more]
April 25, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A judge for the Pulaski County Circuit Court for the 6th Division on Thursday struck down an Arkansas voter ID law, finding that it violates the state constitution. In the order granting summary judgment to the Pulaski County Election Commission, Judge Tim Fox found Act 595 violates Article 3... ...[read more]
April 18, 2014
by Ann Schober
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the Arkansas Public Law Center filed a complaint Wednesday in Arkansas state court challenging the constitutionality of the state's voter ID law. Act 595, passed in 2013 by the Republican-led Arkansas legislature, requires that Arkansas ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Lawyers for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett filed a post-trial motion Monday in the legal battle over the state's voter identification law, alleging that the deciding judge in the case made "a host of mistakes." The motion alleges that Judge Bernard McGinley of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Judge Bernard McGinley of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Friday struck down the state's nearly two-year-old voter identification law, considered one of the most strict in the nation. In his opinion, MicGinley wrote that the state had failed to adequately explain why the law was a necessary ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear arguments in two separate cases concerning Act 23, the state's voter ID law. One case will review a decision by the Madison-based District Four Court of Appeals while the other will be heard by the supreme court prior to being ruled on by ...[read more]
October 18, 2013
by Bethany Fisher
The Tennessee Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected a movement to overturn the Tennessee Voter Identification Act, ruling that a requirement of government-issued photo ID for voters is constitutional. Chief Justice Gary Wade delivered the majority opinion and Justice William Koch Jr. ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC) and the Texas National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Tuesday filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas challenging Texas' voter ID law as unconstitutionally discriminatory. The law, ...[read more]
August 23, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit Thursday against the state of Texas, the Texas Secretary of State and the Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, seeking a declaration from the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas that a voter photo identification law ...[read more]

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