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U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. Citizenship

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Carl Leubsdorf: Voter ID fight is far from over

From The Commercial Appeal: Though he provided no evidence, Trump will soon be able to cite a forthcoming book by the president of the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, which alleges Justice Department efforts to block voting curbs could instead trigger widespread voter fraud.

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Soon-To-Be-Released Book by Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton Warns of Massive Voter Fraud Danger in Current Presidential Election

‘This is especially important because of the lack of interest of the Obama Justice Department in investigating and prosecuting voter fraud’ – from attached pre-release chapter of Clean House (Washington, DC) – A soon-to-be-released book by New York Times bestselling author Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton warns that America may…

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Judicial Watch, Allied Educational Foundation File Brief Supporting Election Integrity in Ohio Court Fight

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amici curiae brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit arguing that the appeals court should reverse the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern…

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Fate of Virginia felon voting rights in hands of state court

From the Associated Press: The governor’s order also faces a separate federal challenge from the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch. McAuliffe has said that he will restore all roughly 206,000 felons’ political rights individually if he has to. Republicans claim the governor’s order was politically calculated to help his…

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Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation File Amici Curiae in Support of North Carolina Election Integrity Law in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

‘[T]he District Court carefully examined the pertinent questions … in its determination that the changes to North Carolina’s voting laws … do not cause racial minorities to be deprived of the opportunity to participate equally in the political process.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it has joined with…

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Md. congressional districts violate First Amendment, lawsuit says

From The Washington Post: Judicial Watch, a conservative legal foundation, argued that the state’s “egregious” gerrymandering could be stopped by ensuring that all congressional districts are physically compact without regard to partisan makeup. Attorney Robert Popper proposed a mathematical formula he developed with law professor Daniel D. Polsby to form…

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MD’s Congressional District Maps To Be Challenged In Court

From WGMD: A special, three-judge panel will consider a constitutional challenge to Maryland’s gerrymandered congressional district map on Tuesday, July 12.  Judicial Watch Attorney Robert Popper will appear before the panel on behalf of voters from each of Maryland’s eight congressional districts.  The plaintiffs challenging Maryland’s congressional district plan

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Judicial Watch Sues Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Over Executive Order Granting 206,000 Felons Voting Rights

“Gov. McAuliffe’s felon voting rights ‘executive order’ is outside the law and undermines free and fair elections in Virginia,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton

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New-Voter Drive Targets Latino Immigrants

Latino advocacy and media groups are coordinating a major effort to spur eligible Hispanic immigrants, many angered by campaign rhetoric, to become U.S. citizens and register to vote ahead of the November election.

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The Obama Administration Wants to Make Sure Non-Citizens Vote in the Upcoming Election

Several well-funded organizations — including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP — are fighting efforts to prevent non-citizens from voting illegally in the upcoming presidential election.

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U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. Citizenship

Recognizing that voter identification is not sufficient, the government agency created by Congress to oversee the administration of elections has quietly reversed itself to allow states to verify U.S. citizenship before permitting voters to register. It’s a crucial issue that’s left the voter ID argument in the dust considering it’s…

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Two views of North Carolina’s voter-ID law

From The Washington Post: Minority turnout increased in 2014 in North Carolina under a law that included a “soft rollout” of the voter-ID law, similar to what happened in other states with voter-ID laws. The article quoted people comparing voter-ID laws to literacy tests used to disenfranchise minority voters during the…

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Judicial Watch Opposes Obama Administration Executive Action to Create Race-Based ‘Tribe’ in Hawaii

Grassroots Group Warns Hawaii Plan Is Racially Discriminatory, Unconstitutional and Would Set a ‘Dangerous Precedent’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced its opposition to an effort by the Obama administration to recognize a new race-based “tribe” of Native Hawaiians.  The government watchdog details how the Obama Interior Department’s

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The Racial Spoils System Invents a Tribe for Native Hawaiians

We call it the “Aloha Spirit”: the mood of welcome and inclusion that defines Hawaii, which has been a peaceful multicultural society longer than it has been a U.S. state. Now this harmony is being undermined by an effort to create a semi-sovereign, race-based tribal government.

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Hillary Clinton allies plan to troll Donald Trump on Snapchat

A super PAC supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton’s White House bid has released an anti-Donald Trump Snapchat filter for those “snapping” from Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate.

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Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Requiring Fourth Circuit to Follow Three-Judge Court Act in Maryland Gerrymandering Challenges

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today a unanimous, 9-0 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overrules the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and affirms the Three-Judge Court Act, a law requiring three federal judges to be empaneled to try federal lawsuits concerning redistricting, voting rights, and other…

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Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Order Halting Hawaii from Conducting Race-based Election Pending Appeal

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today responded to the Supreme Court’s issuance of an injunction halting a race-based “Native Hawaiian-only” election in Hawaii.  In August, Judicial Watch filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the five Hawaiian residents and one Texas resident of Hawaiian descent who oppose the discriminatory election…

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Supreme Court Digs Into Redistricting

Evenwel, therefore, pits federalism against the right to vote—a right Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Bloomberg BNA protects all the other rights we have.

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With Legal Aid, Immigrant Advocates Turn Focus to Citizenship

With anti-immigrant sentiment soaring among Republican presidential candidates, and immigration reform stalled in Congress and the courts, New York advocacy groups, with the support of the Obama administration, are redoubling their efforts in one area they can control: citizenship. They are pushing to convert as many of the country’s 8.8 million green card holders

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Hawaii Is Holding an Election That Only Allows People of Certain Racial Background to Vote

That would be federal district court Judge J. Michael Seabright (a George W. Bush appointee, surprisingly enough).


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