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This summary highlights CLC’s work to protect voting rights during the 2018 Election. It involved both emergency litigation in several states and successful advocacy outside the courtroom. Our work did not end on Election Day, however; these cases will be ongoing and will determine the extent of protection for the right to vote in 2020 and beyond.
Today, CLC filed a Motion to Affirm with the U.S. Supreme Court in this case. The filing asked the court to affirm the lower court’s ruling that found the entire state’s plan to be an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. CLC, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), and University of Chicago Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos represent the plaintiffs in the case.
North Dakota’s voter ID law requires that voters’ identification include their current residential street address in order to cast a regular ballot. The use of residential address requirement negatively impacts the ability of Native Americans living in reservation in North Dakota to exercise their...