Tag Archives: West Virginia

Registering to Vote, As Easy As Driving a Car?

By: Brooke Hannah What if registering to vote was as easy as riding a bike? Well, maybe not a bike, but what about as easy and effortless as driving a car after years of experience? While it may not be … Continue reading

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Flip and Flop: Federal judge lifts Michigan state law banning “Ballot Selfies,” but Sixth Circuit reverses four days later

By: Angela M. Evanowski On October 24, 2016, famous singer and actor Justin Timberlake found himself in trouble after posting a “ballot selfie” on his two social media accounts, Twitter and Instagram. Timberlake, who is registered to vote in Tennessee, … Continue reading

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WV: Can’t Change Your Stripes, At Least Not For 60 Days

By: Brooke Hannah Everyone knows that anxious feeling that starts to creep in as an upcoming deadline gets closer and closer. Everyone also knows the dread and panic that takes over upon realizing a deadline has passed. If you are fortunate, … Continue reading

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West Virginia Considers New Redistricting Procedures, Including a Citizens Redistricting Commission

By: Stephanie Wilmes During the most recent session of the West Virginia legislature, state lawmakers introduced two new bills, House Bill 2129 and House Joint Resolution 21, that would change the way the state draws its district lines. Currently, the … Continue reading

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John Doe is Dead – Wisconsin Supreme Court Denies Motion to Reconsider

By Dan Sinclair It appears Wisconsin’s controversial “John Doe” investigations into conservative political groups is finally at an end. Again. The Wisconsin Supreme Court Wednesday reaffirmed an earlier ruling that halted the investigations, declaring the acting special prosecutor has no … Continue reading

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West Virginia Moves to Nonpartisan Judicial Elections in 2016

By: Stephanie Wilmes As of 2013, thirteen states used nonpartisan judicial elections to select their state Supreme Court justice, and eighteen states used nonpartisan elections to select trial court judges at all levels. On March 25, 2015, West Virginia joined … Continue reading

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Rejection of West Virginia congressional map creates more questions than answers

by Chris Lewis On Jan. 4, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia rejected the state’s new congressional map, the second state to have its map thrown out by the courts this redistricting cycle (Texas’ map … Continue reading

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