ACRU’s von Spakovsky: Governors can’t suspend the First Amendment

A federal district court judge has taught Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (a Democrat) a valuable lesson: The COVID-19 pandemic does not give her the right to suspend the First Amendment right of Kansans to practice their religious beliefs. Several other state and local officials should take heed, too. Kelly signed a series of executive orders restricting public and private activities due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 7, she issued Executive Order 20-18, prohibiting “mass gatherings” of more than 10 people in a confined or enclosed space. Violators were subject to up to a year in prison, a $2,500 fine, or both.

By |2021-07-22T20:47:34-04:00May 5th, 2020|

Actual Forms Submitted to Supreme Court of Non-Citizens Registering to Vote

Non-citizens are registering to vote under current federal law, as shown in documents submitted by the American Civil Rights Union to the U.S. Supreme Court in Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission.The ACRU's brief asked the high court to hear arguments by Arizona and Kansas in defense of their request to the EAC to include a citizenship question on federal registration forms in those states.See forms. (PDF 3MB)

By |2017-01-31T16:48:32-05:00January 31st, 2017|

Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2015) – Non-citizens are registering to vote under current federal law, as shown in documents submitted today by the American Civil Rights Union to the U.S. Supreme Court.The brief asks the high court to hear arguments by Arizona and Kansas in defense of their request to the EAC to include a citizenship question on federal registration forms in those states.Read the brief (PDF 177 KB)

By |2015-04-21T15:51:21-04:00April 21st, 2015|

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