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September 14 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Supreme Court denies bid to expand early voting in Ohio

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down a plea from Ohio Democrats to stay a lower court decision and add more early voting days in the presidential battleground state. Without noted dissent, the justices left intact a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit that said the state already provided more early voting than the majority of states. By Robert Barnes — The Washington Post


As California moves to soften criminal penalties, sexual crimes are the exception

If you’ve sold your body, you deserve leniency. If your felony was low-level enough, you deserve to vote. By Jeremy B. White — The Sacramento Bee

No more immigration scams! LA county cracking down

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to license immigration consultants in an effort to crack down on unscrupulous non- lawyers who charge exorbitant fees and victimize immigrant families. Supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl called for an ordinance that would require licenses, set a maximum fee for preparing immigration forms and spell out penalties for doling out legal advice without a law degree. By Stephanie Michaud —

Georgia's voter-registration process violates the law, lawsuit charges

Georgia's voter-registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of residents, mostly minorities, from registering to vote, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Under a policy implemented in 2010, people aren't added to the voter rolls if identifying information on their applications doesn't exactly match information in databases maintained by the Georgia Department of Driver Services or the Social Security Administration, the lawsuit says. — The Associated Press


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