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]
The Supreme Court of UK on Wednesday upheld the Representation of the People Act of 1983, which prohibits inmates from casting votes. The challenge was brought by Peter Chester and George McGeoch, two inmates who are serving life sentences for murder. The seven judges unanimously rejected the ...[read more]
Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed concern on Wednesday over recent changes to the Hungarian constitution, highlighting a lack of resolve over issues surrounding weakened human rights protections in the country. After voting to adopt the amendments on Monday, HRW called the changes "largely ...[read more]
On July 2, 1964, US President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. The Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or gender in places of public accommodation and employment. The act's many titles include the protection ...[read more]
On February 25, 2008, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee objecting to a Tennessee state law that required convicted felons to pay outstanding financial obligations, including restitution and child ...[read more]
On November 8, 2011, Mississippi voters passed the Mississippi Identification Petition by a referendum vote. The bill required voters to show government-issued identification in order to vote. The law states that those who do not have ID can be issued one for free; however, required documents may ...[read more]
On November 2, 2011, the chairman of the High Commission of Elections, Judge Abdel Moaz Ibrahim, announced that Egypt would amend its constitution to allow citizens living abroad vote in parliamentary elections. This amendment would allow citizens abroad to vote at embassies and consulates, ...[read more]
The three-judge panel of the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Wednesday that South Carolina's new voter identification law does not discriminate against racial minorities, allowing it to take effect next year. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) argued that the law violated the ...[read more]
6/25/2013: Supreme Court struck down part of Voting Rights Act.
6/17/2013: Supreme Court struck down Arizona voter proof of citizenship requirement.
5/30/2013: Wisconsin appeals court ruled voter ID law was constitutional.
5/3/2013: Florida legislature passed bill to extend early voting.
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Oral arguments began Monday in South Carolina v. US, as South Carolina defended its new voter identification law from a Department of Justice (DOJ) ruling that blocked its implementation. The law, which would require photo ID in order to vote, was rejected as being in violation of the Voting ...[read more]