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The Parliament of India Tuesday passed the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 for linking electoral roll data and voter identity cards with the government’s digital identity database. The bill authorizes electoral registration officers to demand voters to furnish their unique Aadhaar number for ascertaining their identity and preventing voter fraud. The bill requires all persons [...]

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The New York City Council Thursday voted to grant certain noncitizens the right to vote in municipal elections, making it the largest city in the United States to extend the vote to lawful permanent residents and non-citizens authorized to work in the US. The municipal legislation, Int. 1867 grants the vote to noncitizen “municipal voters,” defined as [...]

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Abstract: Ideas of Natural Law were crucial in drafting the US Constitution. These seminal ideas were made known to document “framers” largely by way of William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England. The Commentaries represent the truest philosophic origins of America’s legal system. In these dissembling times of recurrent political manipulation, Blackstone’s work warrants [...]

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Texas voters and grassroots political organization Voto Latino filed a lawsuit Monday in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas against Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Secretary of State John Scott, challenging Texas Senate Bill 6. The groups alleged violations of the Voting Rights Act. Senate Bill 6 sets forth new congressional [...]

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A three-judge panel of the Wake County Superior Court in North Carolina permanently enjoined the state’s controversial voter ID law, holding that it discriminates against Black voters. The court referred to a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 2016, which found that House Bill 589 (HB589) to be “motivated…by [...]

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Russia’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, on Thursday issued warnings to Apple and Google that the tech giants will be subject to fines if they do not remove an app associated with jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny from their digital marketplaces. Roskomnadzor released the statement via the Russian Interfax News Agency, saying the app “is used to [...]

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