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Supreme Court bars states from requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration

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Voters already have to swear, on penalty of perjury, that they are citizens when registering.
Illinois' 4th Congressional District, via Wikimedia Commons

Supreme Court upholds independent redistricting commission

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A big win for those who think that voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around.
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New bill would require employers to grant paid leave in order to vote

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Voting rights are becoming a larger plank on the Democratic Party’s platform.
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“Constitutional” conservatives are having second thoughts about Article 3 of the Constitution

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We don’t think that word means what they think it means.
Jim Webb speaks — listen and act.  Today.

Now-former prospective Democratic candidate Jim Webb swings, misses on Confederate flag

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Jim Webb placed himself to the right of the Republican field on the Confederate flag yesterday.
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Virginia removes poll tax on ex-felon voting rights

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Another incremental step in the right direction for a state with a history of making it hard for felons to vote.
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North Carolina photo ID “fix” calls broader lawsuit into question

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When a “fix” is really about keeping the system at an acceptable level of brokenness.
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Rand Paul’s “fair and flat tax” is neither fair nor flat

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Bad theory, bad practice and bad economics.
NOM co-founder Brian Brown, via Wikimedia Commons

National Organization for Marriage tries to throw 2016 election for Democrats

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Pledges to support constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage are SO 2004.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, via James Willamor / Flickr

North Carolina legislature passes exception to photo ID requirement

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If you’re going to make exceptions, then why have the requirement in the first place?
Governor Pat McCrory, via DonkeyHotey / Flickr

Report: North Carolina voting restrictions have racially-disproportionate outcomes

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By Chief Justice Roberts’s own standard, “any racial discrimination in voting is too much.”
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Poll: Mike Pence’s “religious freedom” bill may cost him re-election

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The poll was commissioned by former Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle, an aspiring Republican public servant.
Chris Christie, via L.E.MORMILE / Shutterstock

New Jersey Democrats spurn Christie, push slate of voting rights expansions

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Senator Cory Booker recently called New Jersey’s voter registration system an “absurdity.”
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