Attorneys for former President Donald Trump argue that an attempt to bar him from the 2024 ballot under a rarely used “insurrection” clause of the Constitution should be dismissed as a violation of his freedom of speech.
‘I’ve been told I couldn’t vote’: Hoosiers with felony records, pretrial detainees still eligible to cast ballots
In the United States, an estimated 4.6 million Americans are ineligible to vote due to a felony conviction, according to a 2022 voting rights study conducted by The Sentencing Project. That’s equal to one out of every 50 American adults.Read More
Paper trail: Indiana’s push to create a paper backup for electronic voting machines drawing opposition
Groups that advocate for paper ballots and verifiable paper trails lobbied against the bill, HEA 1116, that calls for Indiana touch-screen voting machines to be retrofitted with devices that produce a paper printout.Read More
Proposed redistricted maps have ‘extreme levels of partisan bias,’ but overturning them will be difficult
Indiana’s new legislative and congressional maps will likely be on their way to getting the governor’s signature by Oct. 1, and many may be wondering what comes next.Read More
‘Ordered freedom’: AG Rokita sets agenda focused on ‘liberty’
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita recently sat down with Indiana Lawyer to answer questions about his first 100 days in office and his agenda for the next four years.Read More
For more than two months, Hoosier voters attempting to apply for an absentee ballot online were met with a block of bright red text informing them that the function was down while the state complied with new voter identification requirements.
Though much remains to be settled, there’s a good chance congressional districts will be changing in numerous states.
Ballot access issues surviving court challenges ahead of 2024 elections: Minor parties, absentee voting at issue
Election-related lawsuits have challenged Indiana laws as they relate to ballot access for both candidates and voters. Decisions in those cases handed down in recent months have been mostly favorable to existing Indiana law.
The Ohio Ballot Board approved language Thursday for a fall measure seeking to establish abortion access as a fundamental right, but one Democratic member blasted it as “rife with misleading and defective language.”
By granting older voters the right to vote by mail, Indiana is not abridging the right to vote of those under the age of 65 and does not violate the 26th Amendment, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in affirming a district court decision.
A new study by two political scientists is causing a stir by finding that state legislators’ changes to election laws — both those that tighten election rules in the name of integrity, and those that loosen rules to expand access — have almost no impact on which side wins.
Tippecanoe County’s closed primary voting system is constitutional and does not violate a man’s right to vote, the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled Thursday in affirming a trial court’s granting of summary judgment to the state.
The U.S. Supreme Court shot down a controversial legal theory that could have changed the way elections are run across the country but left the door open to more limited challenges that could increase its role in deciding voting disputes in 2024.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that North Carolina’s top court did not overstep its bounds in striking down a congressional districting plan as excessively partisan under state law.
The U.S. Supreme Court is getting ready to decide some of its biggest cases of the term. The high court has 10 opinions left to release over the next week before the justices begin their summer break.
The 2022 elections marked the first using new voting districts drawn from updated census data. Those districts typically last for a decade, but they could be short-lived in some states.
Both sides seeking summary judgment under Voting Rights Act, Indiana Constitution in suit challenging appointment of Lake Co. judges
Competing motions for summary judgment are seeking to resolve the litigation against Lake County’s merit-based judicial selection process.
The Supreme Court issued a surprising 5-4 ruling in favor of Black voters in a congressional redistricting case from Alabama, with two conservative justices joining liberals in rejecting a Republican-led effort to weaken a landmark voting rights law.
Justices are expected to rule in the coming weeks in a case out of Alabama that could make it much more difficult for minority groups to sue over allegedly gerrymandered political maps that dilute their representation.
Former Vice President Mike Pence filed paperwork Monday declaring his campaign for president in 2024, setting up a challenge to his former boss, Donald Trump.
Former Vice President Mike Pence will officially launch his long-expected campaign for the Republican nomination for president in Iowa next week, adding another candidate to the growing GOP field and putting him in direct competition with his former boss.
Almost half of all voters in the 2022 midterm elections cast their ballots before Election Day either by mail or through early voting, with Asian and Hispanic voters leading the way, according to new data the U.S. Census Bureau released Tuesday.
Women in Indiana will be able to obtain birth control without a doctor’s prescription under a bill signed into law Monday, which grants broader access to contraception months after the Republican-dominated Legislature enacted a statewide abortion ban.