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Jun 24, 2019

Voting Rights: The Latest Effort To Restrict The Vote In Florida Involves Parking Permits

This is your weekly roundup of voting rights stories we’re watching, published every Monday.  SCOTUS WATCH: We’re still waiting on the Supreme Court to decide whether a citizenship question can stay on the 2020 census. That ruling is likely coming this week. But in the meantime, the plaintiffs in the Maryland case challenging the question convinced a judge he needs to rethink his finding that the question wasn’t added with a discriminatory intent. That decision comes after the plaintiffs put forward new evidence suggesting that the question, in fact, was. Ultimately, it will be up to the 4th Circuit, where the Maryland case has been appealed, to decide how that issue is handled. We’re also waiting on decisions in two partisan gerrymandering cases, one from Maryland and the other from North Carolina. The Hofeller File Fallout Continues: Republicans are really unhappy that voting rights groups now have their hands on files from the GOP’s go-to gerrymandering guru, who died last…

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