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April 23, 2018 11:13 a.m.

The Week In Voting Rights: Kobach in Contempt; Maine Gets Ranked-Choice Voting

The lawsuits against the Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for adding a citizenship question to the Census keep coming. The latest was filed Tuesday by Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on behalf of the City of San Jose and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. It was filed in the Northern District of California, where the state of California has filed its own lawsuit. There are also federal lawsuits in Maryland and New York. Missouri, meanwhile, is facing a new lawsuit accusing the state of violating the National Voter Registration Act by allegedly failing to provide Missourians who change their address with the DMV the opportunity to register to vote or to update their registration. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the League of Women Voters of Missouri and local chapters of the A. Philip Randolph Institute. The legal drama over the Pennsylvania congressional gerrymandering case, meanwhile, will seemingly never end, even though battle over throwing out the…

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