The U.S. presidential contest, marked by two dozen lawsuits in the past six months over voter rules including photo ID requirements and limited poll hours, may see a new wave of litigation starting tomorrow over who gets to vote and which ballots will be counted.
Two-time U.S. presidential candidate and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is about to learn his fate on charges he violated campaign finance rules to hide a mistress as the process to select a jury begins.
Republicans are losing most of the court fights with Democrats over whether GOP-backed state voter regulations will illegally suppress turnout among the poor and minorities in the Nov. 6 presidential contest.
Texas officials were temporarily barred by a state judge from ordering county election officials to purge presumably dead voters from registration rolls because the initiative may violate the election code.
The U.S. Supreme Court threw out judge-drawn voting districts for this year’s state and federal elections in Texas in a ruling that may help Republicans keep control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ten weeks before the U.S. presidential election, the Obama administration is wielding the Voting Rights Act against laws it claims will keep minorities from the polls. Today, the target in federal court in Washington is South Carolina’s photo identification rules.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Republican-backed challenge to an Arizona law that aims to even out campaign spending, accepting a case that raises questions about public financing programs around the country.