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Illinois party leaders: Unlimited candidate contributions for me, but not for thee

by Tony Glosson A recent lawsuit filed by Illinois-based Liberty Justice Center poses an interesting question for campaign finance law: Should legislators be allowed to exempt their own party committees and leaders from limitations placed on contributions to candidates? The … Continue reading

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Voter ID squabbles continue in Pennsylvania

by Patrick Genova Starting this November voters in Pennsylvania will face stricter ID requirements at polling stations. A new law requires a voter to present an ID from a list of approved forms of identification each time before casting a … Continue reading

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Dispelling the Major Legal Arguments Against the National Popular Vote Compact

by Jessica Heller of FairVote The National Popular Vote Compact (NPVC) guarantees election of the presidential candidate who earns the greatest number of votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The NPVC does not dispense with the Electoral College, … Continue reading

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The constitutionality of the national popular vote: refuting challenges based on Article II, Section One

by Rob Richie and Elise Helgesen of FairVote The National Popular Vote (NPV) plan guarantees election of the presidential candidate who earns the greatest number of votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. NPV does not dispense with the Electoral … Continue reading

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New Mexico Supreme Court candidate disqualified

New Mexico Supreme Court Says Judicial Candidate was Properly Disqualified from Election and Fined for Violations of Public Campaign Financing Law On April 12, 2012, the New Mexico Supreme Court found that candidate for a seat on the New Mexico … Continue reading

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Election plans fail

by Timothy Huffstutter At least one plan for selecting judges in Tennessee is now totally off the table. For my previous posts on the debate in the Tennessee General Assembly see here and here. Last week, the House Judiciary Committee … Continue reading

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Fashion Frenzy: Passive Electioneering and the Right to Vote

by Latisha Woodford On Election Day, after you have rushed to the polls, how would you feel to be turned away because of your apparel? The regulation of voter apparel posed a real issue for residents in Pennsylvania. Residents of … Continue reading

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Total Recall: Great Movie, Dangerous Political Process

By Joe Figueroa  Fresh off of a convincing 52-46 electoral victory, a young, dynamic politician has recently come under fire for the passage of a bill that he considers to be a hallmark of his legacy. And it is not … Continue reading

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Two Wisconsin Voter ID Cases Demonstrate the Need for the Right to Vote in the U.S. Constitution

by Guest Contributor Elise Helgesen of FairVote On March 6th, the Wisconsin Circuit Court in Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP v. Walker, granted a temporary injunction preventing the state from enforcing a voter ID law in the upcoming primary election. … Continue reading

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Update: Nordstrom out, ELEC in, Lyon still unelected (for now)

by Kevin Elliker Charles Dudley Warner wrote, “Politics make strange bedfellows.” When a candidate who violated campaign finance laws is joined in a lawsuit by the agency in charge of enforcing against such violations, politics must be involved. In November, … Continue reading

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