voting rights

Laws

State laws vary widely on whether felons can run for office – Associated Press

The case of a defeated New Mexico candidate arrested in a politically motivated shooting spree has turned a spotlight on an issue that has been evolving in the states: whether people with criminal convictions are eligible to run for public office. Solomon Peña overwhelmingly lost a bid for the New Mexico statehouse as a Republican

Legal Beat

Justices skeptical of elections case that could alter voting – Associated Press

Photo: Nadine Seiler of Waldorf, Md., holds a sign that reads “SCOTUS is Illegitimate” in front of the Supreme Court in Washington The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed skeptical of making a broad ruling that would leave state legislatures virtually unchecked in making rules for congressional and presidential elections. In nearly three hours of arguments,

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court poised to keep marching to right in new term – Associated Press

In this image provided by the Supreme Court, members of the Supreme Court pose for a photo during Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s formal investiture ceremony at the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 With public confidence diminished and justices sparring openly over the institution’s legitimacy, the Supreme Court on Monday will begin

Legal Beat

Arizona Supreme Court keeps voting rights measure off ballot – Associated Press

Photo: Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert M. Brutinel speaks during oral arguments A voter initiative rolling back Republican-backed election law changes and expanding voting access will not appear on the November ballot, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday, issuing a final death knell after an on-again off-again series of court rulings. The high court

National

Biden banning Russia from US airspace because of Ukraine

President Joe Biden will vow to make Vladimir Putin “pay a price” for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in his first State of the Union address, rallying allies abroad while also outlining his plans at home to fight inflation and the fading but still dangerous coronavirus. In addition to recounting U.S. and allied economic sanctions against