Tag Archives: Equal Protection Clause

WY: Proposal Allows County Residents to Vote in City Elections

By: Gordon Dobbs In many states, people who live just outside of a city’s borders and who are affected by the city’s laws are nevertheless forbidden from voting in the city’s elections. The Supreme Court considered whether this practice is constitutional … Continue reading

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Wisconsin: One Wisconsin Institute v. Nichol

By: Lisa Zhang One Wisconsin institute, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund, and six Wisconsin residents filed a complaint against a series of provisions that Wisconsin has made since 2011 to its voting and election laws. Interestingly, Wisconsin’s election laws just … Continue reading

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Native-Hawaiian Self Determination Election Survives Equal Protection Challenge

By: Mollie Topic In October 2015, a U.S. district judge sitting in Honolulu denied a motion for preliminary injunction to halt an election that is open only to Native Hawaiians. The litigation in Akina v. Hawaii arises out of the … Continue reading

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