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ACRU Files Amicus Brief in Support of Arizona Voting Integrity Policy

Arizona, like every other State, has adopted rules to promote the order and integrity of its elections. At issue here are two such provisions: an “out-of-precinct policy,” which does not count provisional ballots cast in person on Election Day outside of the voter’s designated precinct, and a “ballot-collection law,” known as H.B. 2023, which permits only certain persons (i.e., family and household members, caregivers, mail carriers, and elections officials) to handle another person’s completed early ballot. A majority of States require in-precinct voting, and about twenty States limit ballot collection.

ACRU Files Amicus Brief in Alabama Voter ID Case

4/10: The ACRU filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Greater Birmingham Ministries v. Merrill, arguing that the appeals court should hold that Alabama’s voter-ID law is permitted by the federal Voting Rights Act.

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PA Supreme Court Redistricting Map Heavily Skewed

3/7: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s map likely fails its own gerrymandering standards, because it skews so heavily democratic. The map submitted by the ACRU had more compact districts and fewer political subdivision splits.

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No Gerrymandering Here

2/5: ACRU tells the Supreme Court that the district court undermined judicial credibility by imposing a last minute legislative map on North Carolina, using a series of highly novel factual findings and legal theories.

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong to strike down Ohio’s voter roll cleanup policy, a brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court today by the American Civil Rights Union argues. Read brief (PDF [...]

Gill v. Whitford

A federal court in Wisconsin, in striking down a state redistricting plan, upset the existing constitutional balance between the federal government and the states, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) argued in a brief submitted [...]

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