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Dhondup Wangchen wins Havel Prize

by Phayul Latest News on October 25, 2014

The Oslo Freedom Forum, a gathering that brings together some of the world's leading minds to honour survivors of political oppression and persecution, on Wednesday awarded Dh
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Telo Rinpoche appointed as Honorary Representative of Russia

by Phayul Latest News on October 25, 2014

The spiritual head of Kalmyk Republic, Telo Rinpoche, has been appointed as the new Honorary Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Tibet Culture and Information Centre (Office of T
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Squadrons form for voter ID fight

by Amie Parnes on October 25, 2014

645X363 - No Companion - Full Sharing - Additional videos are suggested - Policy/Regulation/Blogs brightcove.createExperiences(); Liberal and conservative groups are mobilizing...
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Clarion-Ledger: McDaniel in statement said, “Republicans are still left wanting justice” by the decision and said he hopes “conservatives in Mississippi will view this decision as a driving factor to get involved in Republican politics.” Neither McDaniel nor his lead … Continue reading →
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Chiat on Lowry on Voter ID and Poll Taxes

by Rick Hasen on October 24, 2014

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Horwitz on Murphy on Justice Scalia

by Rick Hasen on October 24, 2014

A spot-on review of an interesting but flawed book. … Continue reading →
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“Why arguments for Voter ID laws don’t add up”

by Rick Hasen on October 24, 2014

Wonkblog. … Continue reading →
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You can read the opinion at this link.  Here are some thoughts. 1. The plurality, concurrence and dissent. The Court’s opinion broke down 3-1-2, with 3 Justices not participating. The plurality opinion held that it was bound by a 1959 case establishing … Continue reading →
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The other day I noted a federal district court ruling holding that those jailed (but not convicted) voters have the same rights to vote absentee as late-hospitalized Ohio voters. Today the Sixth Circuit rejected the claim in a 2-1 opinion. The … Continue reading →
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“Tennant accused of violating election law”

by Rick Hasen on October 24, 2014

News from West Va.: Secretary of State Natalie Tennant’s rally on the steps of the Kanawha County Courthouse on Wednesday to celebrate the start of early voting may have violated state election law, officials said. Tennant, the Democratic candidate for … Continue reading →
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