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Ballot, Shmallot ... Roberts Is in Much Bigger Trouble

Democrats are going to fight to keep their former Kansas senate candidate, Chad Taylor, off the ballot (an odd turn of events to put it mildly). This comes after Kris Kobach, Secretary of State, announced that Taylor must stay on ballot. Kobach is intensely political and is likely the most successful and outspoken voter suppression advocate in the country today. Rick Hasen says the law is not dispositive. But life's hard. Kobach's the Secretary State. He gets to make the decision, or at least he gets the first pass at it. A Court will likely have the final say over whether he gets his way.

But here's the thing: I don't think it matters that much.

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Stroke of Luck

I'm still waiting to hear whether the law is on his side. But hard not to notice that the nation's top voter suppression advocate, Kris Kobach, is the guy who just got to decide that the dropped out Democrat's name must stay on the ballot in Kansas.

Two More Down

In an opinion written by Judge Richard Posner, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns bans on same sex marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana. You can read the opinion here.