Election Law

626 ABA Journal articles on Election Law.

Teens too young to vote jump into Kansas governor race; bill would increase minimum age
State lawmakers in Kansas are reacting to the entry of six teenagers who are too young to vote but have entered the state's gubernatorial race.
Supreme Court grants partial stay in North Carolina redistricting case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday partly stayed a lower court decision in a redistricting case from North Carolina that involved allegations of racial gerrymandering.
Alito denies GOP request to stay Pennsylvania order in partisan gerrymandering case
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. has denied a request by Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania to stay an order by the state's top court that requires the redrawing of a congressional district map in a partisan gerrymandering case.
Federal judge strikes down Florida’s voting restoration process for felons
A federal judge has ruled that Florida’s system for restoring felons' voting rights has potential for bias and violates the First and 14th Amendments.
Pennsylvania legislative leader defies court order to turn over map data in gerrymandering case

Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati informed the Pennsylvania Supreme Court he won’t comply with a court order to provide voter records and mapmaking material in a partisan gerrymandering…

Pennsylvania’s top court tosses congressional map, finds state constitutional violation

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Monday that a congressional district map benefiting Republicans violates the state constitution, and it ordered state lawmakers to submit a new plan by Feb. 9.

Tabloid reportedly delayed Stormy Daniels story for 6 years after litigation threat by Trump lawyer

In Touch magazine reportedly delayed publishing an interview with porn star Stormy Daniels for six years after Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen threatened litigation.

Four former employees of In Touch’s…

US Supreme Court stays remap order in partisan gerrymandering case from North Carolina

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily stayed an order requiring North Carolina to redraw congressional districts in a partisan gerrymandering case.

The stay issued Thursday evening remains in place…

Supreme Court accepts cases on appointment of SEC judges, retailer sales taxes, redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court granted review in 12 cases Friday, including a challenge to the appointment process for administrative law judges at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

At issue in…

Supreme Court majority may side with Ohio in its voter purge procedure, oral arguments indicate

Justice Stephen G. Breyer appeared to side with swing voter Anthony M. Kennedy during oral arguments Wednesday when he said Ohio had a legitimate reason for purging its voter rolls.

Trump’s voter fraud commission is gone, but scrutiny will continue
In an unexpected executive order on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump abruptly dissolved the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which he’d set up after alleging with no evidence that he lost the popular vote because of millions of illegal votes.
Trump disbands voter fraud commission, says Homeland Security will take over investigation

President Donald Trump has shut down the controversial White House commission he created to investigate voter fraud, but he has handed the inquiry off the Department of Homeland Security, the…

Supreme Court accepts second case on partisan gerrymandering

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide a second case that claims it is unconstitutional to redraw voting district lines based on partisan considerations.

The case, Benisek v.…

Florida governor demands justice’s disqualification for comment caught on live microphone

Lawyers for Florida Gov. Rick Scott are seeking the disqualification of a state supreme court justice in a judicial appointments case partly because of a comment she made on a…

Political donations to prosecutors under scrutiny in New York
After suggestions of impropriety in two high-profile cases, New Yorkers are increasingly interested in limiting campaign donations to prosecutors, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

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