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Proposed Indiana voting law changes draw objections

Indiana lawmakers are taking up Republican-backed proposals to eliminate straight party-line voting on state ballots and require the use of voter identification numbers for mail-in absentee ballots, moves that Democrats argue will make voting more difficult and could hurt turnout.

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Ohio event to look at Indiana elections

The National Commission on Voting Rights is holding a public hearing in Columbus, Ohio, Friday for anyone with a stake in Indiana and Ohio elections. The event is part of a series of nationwide hearings held to collect testimony on the current landscape of voting and elections in the U.S.

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Law Day focuses on voting

The 2014 Law Day theme looks at the right to vote and why every vote matters. Law Day – celebrated May 1 – was started to mark the nation’s commitment to the rule of law.

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SCOTUS strikes portion of Voting Rights Act; will hand down term’s final decisions Wednesday

The Supreme Court of the United States held Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional Tuesday, ruling that its formula can no longer be used as a basis for subjecting jurisdictions to pre-clearance. The case stems from Shelby County in Alabama asking for a declaratory judgment that sections 4(b) and 5 are facially unconstitutional and a permanent injunction against their enforcement.

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