ACRU Files Amicus Brief in Alabama Voter ID Case

4/10: The ACRU filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Greater Birmingham Ministries v. Merrill, arguing that the appeals court should hold that Alabama’s voter-ID law is permitted by the federal Voting Rights Act.

Symposium: The Goldilocks Principle of Redistricting

For anyone who seeks clarity in what states must do in redistricting to comply with the Voting Rights Act and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, the Supreme Court’s decision in Cooper v. Harris will certainly not provide it.

North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, et al. v. Patrick L. McCrory, et al.

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 20, 2016) — Opponents of North Carolina’s voter photo ID law wrongly sought to use an illegal interpretation of the Voting Rights Act to attack North Carolina’s election integrity law, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) argues in a brief filed on June 16 at the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Regarding North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, et al. v. Patrick L. McCrory, et al., the brief, notes that a U.S. District Court rightly rejected the plaintiffs’ claim that the law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.In 2013, in Shelby County v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section [...]