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A tiresome Kentucky threesome

BY: - July 25, 2023

A few observations about Kentucky politicians making national news lately: Abortion-rights advocates are right to question whether gubernatorial candidate Daniel Cameron is seeking the power to prosecute — or just intimidate — women who seek abortions in states where the procedure is legal. If not, why sign onto a letter with 18 other GOP attorneys general objecting […]

NC Republicans lose US Supreme Court case on legislatures’ power over federal elections

BY: - June 27, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected North Carolina Republican legislators’ argument that the state courts cannot review laws legislatures pass governing federal elections. Republican legislators claimed the Elections Clause in the U.S. Constitution makes legislatures the sole state authorities on federal elections law,  including congressional redistricting. Critics said the high court’s endorsement of the independent state […]

Ruling in Alabama case could boost suits increasing Black voters’ power in other states

BY: - June 13, 2023

In one sense, the Supreme Court’s surprise ruling striking down Alabama’s 2022 congressional maps maintains the legal status quo. By 5-4, the justices rejected the state’s attempt to restrict the ability of the Voting Rights Act to block gerrymanders that suppress the power of minority voters. But that dramatically understates the impact of the case, titled […]