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New US Supreme Court Terms Begins Today-Key Cases to Watch

Today, the US Supreme Court begins a new term. This will be the first full term with Justice Neil Gorsuch, and his opinions will be closely watched. Here are several key cases with long ranging implications the Justices will be taking on. Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, No. 16-111 This is the so-called …

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Justice Department Reverses Position in Voter Purge Case

The case of Ohio’s effort to purge voters from the rolls took another twist on Monday, when the Justice Department switched sides on the issue. The Justice Department filed a brief with the Supreme Court, backing Ohio’s plan of purging infrequent voters. Under the Ohio plan, voters who had not voted in the last six …

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“One person, one vote?” SCOTUS hears arguments in two cases that could affect voting districts nationwide

Evenwel v. Abbott The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week in two cases that involve issues that could impact voting in the U.S. The first was Evenwel v. Abbott, out of Texas, which involved an analysis of the “one person, one vote” methodology currently in place for apportioning legislative districts.  Voting districts are currently …

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Voters won’t be required to get Ohio driver’s license after registering to vote

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Governor Kasich vetoed a provision of a bill that would require out-of-state college students to obtain an Ohio driver’s license 30 days after registering to vote in the state. This aspect of the bill was criticized by many Democrats as a “poll tax,” as it would have attached a cost …

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