Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Brennan Center Visits the Supremes

Later today, the Brennan Center's Fritz Schwarz will ask the U.S. Supreme Court's nine Justices to uphold the Second Circuit's decision finding New York's method of electing its state Supreme Court judges unconstitutional. To get an idea of what Fritz will be telling the Court, look here, here and here. In short, New York's elections for Supreme Court judges are a sham, controlled by party bosses at the expense of New York voters.

We'll keep you posted on what happens.

And since I'm on the topic of the Supreme Court, I would be remiss if I did not note that the Brennan Center will be coordinating amicus briefs to the Supreme Court for the appellants in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, challenging the constitutionality of Indiana's law requiring all citizens to present photo ID as a condition of voting. To learn about why restrictive voter ID laws like those passed in Indiana could end up disenfranchising millions of legitimate voters, read this.

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