Eve Levin  //  10/8/17  //  Topic Update


The Supreme Court held oral argument in the partisan gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford (WaPo).

  • Justice Kennedy displayed a keen interest in the First Amendment principles at stake in partisan gerrymandering, explains David Gans (Take Care).
  • At the oral argument, Justice Kennedy indicated he may be ready to rein in partisan gerrymandering and Chief Justice Roberts expressed concerns about jumping into the political thicket (Election Law Blog). 

A proposed California law that would require presidential candidates to disclose federal tax returns may face a constitutional challenge, explain Charlie Gerstein and Jason Harrow at Take Care.

New documents from the Pence-Kobach Voter Fraud Commission raise concerns about Commission’s intentions (Huffington Post).


Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered all 18 Republican-drawn districts to be redrawn, following a finding that they violate the Constitution. Potential citizenship questions on the 2020 Census could shift the balance of political power towards rural areas and give Republicans a new advantage in drawing electoral boundaries.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The White House disbands the "Election Integrity" Commission led by Vice President Pence and Kris Kobach.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump's voter fraud commission has not been in communication since September, and members are not sure why. The Department of Homeland Security, the Election Assistance Commission and voting equipment industry and nonprofit groups met to launch an election security Sector Coordinating Council.