User: newstrust Topic: Election Reform
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On the Upside in Texas... 21.10.2014 BradBlog
...They can probably save money on signage by just changing the dates on some of the old signs... I had tweeted over the weekend... In TX, concealed weapon Photo ID okay to vote, student ID not. Active mililitary ID okay, U.S. Veterans ID not. http://t.co/xgDjX49Auh— Brad Friedman (@TheBradBlog) October 18, 2014 To which ...
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Another Dark Day For Democracy: SCOTUS Allows Racially-Motivated Disenfranchisement Of 600k+ Texas Voters in This Year's Midterm Elections 19.10.2014 BradBlog
- with Brad Friedman As the plaintiffs in the otherwise successful challenge to Texas Republicans' polling place Photo ID restriction law pointed out during their emergency petition to the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week -- after an appeals court panel had temporarily stayed a lower court's determination that the law ...
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Nightmare Scenario: 'Dead Heat' and 'Dirty Tricks' 18.10.2014 BradBlog
We really should have taken some time off this past summer, cause it looks like we may not get a good break anytime soon. It may be a much busier November, December and even January than we'd like. Rachel Maddow highlights what we regard as our personal nightmare scenario: "Almost every ...
Bloomberg News on BRAD BLOG on Judge Richard Posner on Photo ID Voting Laws... 16.10.2014 BradBlog
You'll have to scroll down past the initial Ebola stuff, but thereafter, Laurence Arnold and C. Thompson at Bloomberg News offer some nice coverage of The BRAD BLOG's coverage of Reagan-appointed federal Judge Richard Posner's devastating opinion on Photo ID voting laws at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals last ...
Non-KPFK 'BradCast': Another Special Election Coverage Special Episode - WI, TX and AR... 16.10.2014 BradBlog
Well, KPFK/Pacifica Radio is still on fund drive this week, but there is just too much going on to not do a new BradCast for my network affiliate stations and for you. So, instead of live from the KPFK studios this week, we are once again "live" from BRAD BLOG World ...
BREAKING: Arkansas Supreme Court Rules GOP Photo ID Voting Law Violates State Constitution 16.10.2014 BradBlog
Good news for voting and democracy fans once again today... LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court on Wednesday struck down a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, ruling the requirement unconstitutional just days before early voting begins for the Nov. 4 election. In ...
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5th Circuit Puts TX GOP's 'Discriminatory' and 'Unconstitutional' Photo ID Law Back in Effect 15.10.2014 BradBlog
This is not unexpected, though its still disturbing to those concerned about voting rights and the possibility that more than half a million legally registered voters in Texas may not be allowed to vote in this November's election. A three judge panel on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has, ...
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Minority Rules and WI's GOP Photo ID Voting Law 14.10.2014 BradBlog
Hopefully you've read the amazing opinion offered by the conservative, Reagan-appointed appellate court Judge Richard Posner by now, absolutely demolishing both Wisconsin's Republican-enacted Photo ID voting law, and pretty much all others -- including the first-in-the-nation such law in Indiana that Posner himself was responsible for upholding back in 2008! ...
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Reagan-Appointed Federal Judge Who Approved First Photo ID Law in 2008 Writes Devastating Dissent AGAINST Photo ID Voting Restrictions 12.10.2014 BradBlog
If you read just one top-to-bottom dismantling of every supposed premise in support of disenfranchising Photo ID voting restrictions laws in your lifetime, let it be this one [PDF]! It is a dissent, released on Friday, written by Judge Richard Posner, the Reagan-appointed 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge who was ...
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Like Father, Like Son: The Two Lying Duncan Hunters 11.10.2014 BradBlog
California Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R) is in the middle of an amusing kerfuffle after claiming that he was told by unnamed U.S. Border Patrol agents that "ISIS is coming across the southern border," and will soon be "bombing American cities [after] coming across from Mexico." Most disturbing, he also ...
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FEDERAL COURT BLOCKS TX PHOTO ID VOTING LAW AS PURPOSEFULLY DISCRIMINATORY, AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL POLL TAX 10.10.2014 BradBlog
In a 147-page ruling [PDF] released Thursday evening, "after hearing and carefully considering all the evidence" presented in the trial which ended on September 22nd, a U.S. District Court in Texas has found that the state's polling place Photo ID law, SB 14, is discriminatory and violates the U.S. Constitution ...
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ACLU's Short Version of Our 'Photo ID Not Needed to Board an Airplane!' Rant Against 7th Circuit's Blatantly False Assertions on WI's Photo ID Law 10.10.2014 BradBlog
If you didn't make it through our detailed rant on how factually wrong, from top to bottom, rightwing Judge Frank Easterbrook of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeal was in his "horrendous" ruling on Wisconsin's GOP Photo ID voting law (now pending an emergency ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court), ...
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Non-KPFK 'BradCast': Special Election Coverage/ Primal Scream Edition... 9.10.2014 BradBlog
KPFK/Pacifica Radio is on fund drive of late, but with all the breaking election news this week, I couldn't stand to not do a fresh BradCast for my syndicated network affiliates who deserve better than a "Best Of" on a week like this one, as Election Day draws near. So, since ...
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Mike's Blog Round Up 9.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
BradBlog : GAO analysis finds GOP voter ID laws in Tennessee and Kansas reduced turnout among African-American and younger voters. Fablog : Historians and biographers are reworking their titles for the Harry Potter crowd. Little Green Footballs : Sorry, right-wing mythmakers. No ISIS fighters have crossed the Mexican border into the United States. No More Mister Nice Blog : Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback is preemptively blaming the liberal media for costing him reelection. Speaking of which, your quote of the day: “A Midwest renaissance rooted in the Reagan formula.” ( Sam Brownback , on his catastrophic economic program in Kansas, May 28, 2014.) Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives . Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT ...
SCOTUS OVERTURNS APPEALS COURT, ALLOWS NC TO END SAME-DAY REGISTRATION, COUNTING OF 'OUT-OF-PRECINCT' BALLOTS THIS NOVEMBER 9.10.2014 BradBlog
Late on Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed [PDF] the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that had blocked two elements of North Carolina's massive new voter suppression law. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented in an opinion joined by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. "The order isn't a permanent reversal," notes election ...
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GAO: Republican Photo ID Laws Stunted Turnout in KS, TN (But There's More to That Story) 9.10.2014 BradBlog
A new 206-page report from by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office [PDF] finds that Republican-enacted polling place Photo ID restriction laws in states such as Kansas and Tennessee resulted in lowered voter turnout among African-Americans as well as younger and recently-registered voters. The study will likely serve as yet more important ...
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Federal Court Strikes Down VA's Ridiculously Gerrymandered Congressional Map 8.10.2014 BradBlog
Well, here's some good breaking news from the federal courts today, for fans of democracy anyway... One of the most aggressive gerrymanders in the country is unconstitutional, according to a divided three-judge panel in Virginia. In 2012, President Barack Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney by three points in the state of ...
Photo ID is NOT Required to Board an Airplane!: 7th Circuit Includes Blatant Falsehoods in New Opinion on WI's GOP Photo ID Voting Restriction 7.10.2014 BradBlog
Let me say this up front, so you don't miss it this time: No, a Photo ID is not required to board an airplane. Period. Last week, the ACLU filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of having the 7th Circuit Court of Appeal's ruling -- which ...
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From the 'Imagine That' File: States With Higher Black Turnout More Likely to Restrict Voting 6.10.2014 BradBlog
I missed this Washington Post article when it first came out late last year. But thanks to too-occasional BRAD BLOG and Washington Monthly contributor D.R. Tucker, I was glad to catch it over the weekend. It's based on a study by University of Massachusetts at Boston sociologist Keith Bentele and political ...
Verrilli 'Tops Short List' to Replace Holder as U.S. Attorney General? Ver-Really?!! 4.10.2014 BradBlog
Sari Horwitz and Al Kamen at WaPo suggest that Obama's current Solicitor General, Donald Verrilli, is at the top of the "short list" to replace outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. "We're hearing that Solicitor General (the No. 4 slot at the Justice Department) Don Verrilli -- formerly deputy White House ...
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