Thursday, April 21, 2016

Electionline Legal Updates April-21-2016

Arizona: Judge David Gass refused to dismiss a case seeking to throw out the results of the March 15 Primary. He said he will hold an evidentiary hearing on Monday, April 25.

Connecticut: The U.S. Department of Justice informed Connecticut officials that it is investigating the state’s participation in the Motor Voter Law. The April 15 letter says, in part: This is to notify you that I have authorized a lawsuit against the State of Connecticut and appropriate State officials to enforce compliance with Section 5 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, "which applies to local 'motor voter' programs in the states," Vanita Gupta, a Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General, wrote April 15 to Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen.

Kansas: Following a four-hour hearing there was still no decision on a preliminary injunction to block Kansas’ Proof-of-Citizenship law. The ACLU, which sued the State in February to stop the law, hopes for a ruling before elections in August and November.

New Mexico: The Secretary of State’s office lost a long-running lawsuit over legal fees in a Public Records case that the ACLU filed against former Secretary of State Dianna Duran. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the original case stems from Duran’s since-discredited claims that 117 non-citizens voted in 2011. The State will now be required to reimburse the ALCU more than $90,000.

Virginia: The Public Interest Legal Foundation, on behalf of the Virginia Voters Alliance Inc., has sued Anna Leider, the General Registrar of Voters for the City of Alexandria. The suit alleges that Leider did not maintain proper voter rolls with the City having more registered voters than eligible citizens.

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