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Ninth Circuit Hands Victory to Voting Rights Groups in Public Assistance Voter Registration Case E-mail

September 3, 2015

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision reinstating a case challenging the State of Nevada’s failure to provide federally required voter registration services to its low-income citizens. The case, brought by the National Council of La Raza, the NAACP Reno/Sparks Branch, and NAACP Las Vegas, had been thrown out by the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

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Voting Rights Advocates Settle Matter Alleging NVRA Violations E-mail

Oklahoma Agrees To Bring Public Assistance Agencies into Compliance with the Law

July 30, 2015

NEW YORK, WASHINGTON and OKLAHOMA CITY – Voting rights advocates and Oklahoma officials announced today that a settlement has been reached to provide more effective voter registration opportunities to citizens throughout the state.

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Supreme Court Declines to Review Proof-of-Citizenship Case E-mail

Lawsuit by Arizona and Kansas to Force Changes in Federal Voter Registration Form Reaches the End of the Road

June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court denied a Petition for Certiorari filed by Arizona and Kansas in Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission. By refusing to hear an appeal in the case, the Supreme Court leaves in effect the November 2014 decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals, which unanimously ruled that Arizona and Kansas cannot force the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to alter the federal voter registration form to require documentary proof of citizenship.

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