Voter Registration

The Fifth Circuit ruled that the Texas Department of Public Safety’s voter registration system does not violate the Equal Protection Clause or the National Voter Registration Act. Individuals using the department’s online system to renew their driver’s license or change their address are prompted to request a paper voter application that they must mail in. 

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Study: Obamacare Repeal Would Widen Economic Divide

With the legal battle over the Affordable Care Act now before a federal appeals court, a new study says repealing the law would deepen the divide between the have and have-nots: Wealthy Americans would receive billions in tax cuts, while poor people would lose their health insurance subsidies.

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Elections

The Democratic National Committee sued the Arizona secretary of state in federal court for using a method of ballot-creation that will list all Republican candidates first in all statewide races in 11 of the state’s 15 counties; the DNC filed a similar lawsuit against Texas, in Austin Federal Court; and against Georgia, in Atlanta.

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