Oregon passed a breakthrough law in March to automatically register eligible citizens — and New Jersey could be next. With a major election on the horizon, now is a great time to put politics aside and stand up for the right to vote.
It is remarkable how close we came to a radical, game-changing decision, which could have upended election laws in 25 states. Instead, the Court affirmed the centrality of voters to our constitutional order.
This year, Mainers will vote on a referendum to enhance its first-in-the-nation Clean Elections law, to confront the tsunami of big money triggered by U.S. Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United.
Tomorrow, the Ninth Circuit will rehear oral arguments in Peruta v. County of San Diego, a case that could have drastically increased the number of people publicly carrying handguns in California and Hawaii.