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  • 533 U.S. 431 (2001), 00-191, Federal Election Comm'n v. Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Comm.

    ... functional or have been functioning in systematic violation of the law. The Court cannot accept ... declaring parties' coordinated spending wide open. Under the Act, a donor is limited to $2,000 in ... throughout the election and on the ballot; and a party's public image is largely defined by ...

  • 478 U.S. 30 (1986), 83-1968, Thornburg v. Gingles

    .... . are not equally open to participation by members of a [protected ... "less than 50% of the white voters cast a ballot for the black candidate." Brief for Appellants ... 5; Jones, The Impact of Local Election Systems on Black Political Representation, 11 Urb.Aff.Q. ...

  • 555 U.S. 353 (2009), 07-869, Ysursa v. Pocatello Education Assn.

    ... or control their payroll deduction systems. The court applied strict scrutiny to hold that ... committee or in support of or against any ballot measure." §44–2602(1)(e). Violations of ... would not subject Idaho's statute to the "open-ended rough-and-tumble of factors" proposed by ...

  • 100 U.S. 371 (1880), Ex Parte Siebold

    ..., by examining and seeing whether the ballot first voted at said poll of election was pet and ... or election guarded and scrutinized, shall open the Circuit Court at the most convenient point in ... . in the system of regulations can arise thence; for the power of ...

  • 413 U.S. 548 (1973), 72-634, United States Civil Service Commission v. National Association of Letter Carriers

    ...," the constitutionality of which was left open in United Public Workers v. Mitchell , 330 U.S. ... by employees in political decisions at the ballot box and forbids only the partisan activity of ...But until after the Civil War, the spoils system under which federal employees came and went, ...

  • 553 U.S. 406 (2008), 07-77, Riley v. Kennedy

    ... a special election for the first midterm opening on the Commission post passage of the 1985 Act. A ...The city had used a "numbered-post" system to elect its city council for more than 50 years. ... continuing discrimination in access to the ballot, however, Congress renewed and expanded §§4 and ...

  • 418 U.S. 24 (1974), 72-1589, Richardson v. Ramirez

    ...We have held that, in the federal system, one may not represent a class of which he is not ... judgment, although that avenue too was open to him. . . . .          Id. at 43. ... a marked propensity for abusing the ballot by violating election laws. Rather, it ...

  • 677 F.3d 383 (9th Cir. 2012), 08-17094, Gonzalez v. State of Arizona

    ... voters to show identification to cast a ballot at the polls, see Ariz.Rev.Stat. § 16-579(A) ...Const. art. VI, cl. 2. Under our system of dual sovereignty, courts deciding whether a ...464. A Louisiana statute established an open primary in October for the offices of United ...

  • 393 U.S. 385 (1969), 63, Hunter v. Erickson

    ... city charter, which had been placed on the ballot by petition, was passed. It provided that any ... true that each of these events is related to open housing, but none of the legislation involved was ...The automatic referendum system does not reach housing discrimination on sexual ...

  • 509 U.S. 630 (1993), 92-357, Shaw v. Reno

    ... not developed below, and the issues remain open for consideration on remand. It is also ... as by an absolute prohibition on casting a ballot.". . Allen v. State Bd. of Elections, 393 U.S. ... as multimember or at- large electoral systems can reduce or nullify minority voters' ability, ...

  • 556 U.S. 1 (2009), 07-689, Bartlett v. Strickland

    ... or political subdivision are not equally open to participation by members of a [protected] ... us further from the goal of a political system in which race no longer matters—a goal that the ... that limit citizens' access to the ballot"). I continue to disagree, therefore, with the ...

  • 501 U.S. 380 (1991), Chisom v. Roemer

    ...646, but a similarly discriminatory system already in place could not be challenged under § ... or political subdivision are not equally open to participation by members of a class of ... black voters' opportunity to cast their ballots under § 2, may be challenged even if a different ...

  • 377 U.S. 533 (1964), 23, Reynolds v. Sims

    ... which gave rise to the congressional system of representation, arising out of compromise ... the right to have one's vote counted is as open to protection . . . as the right to put a ballot ...

  • 518 U.S. 604 (1996), 95-489, Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Comm v. Federal Election Comm'n

    ... interest in protecting the electoral system from the appearance and reality of corruption, ..., announced that he would run for an open Senate seat in November. In April, before either ... to committees formed to favor or oppose ballot...

  • 403 U.S. 217 (1971), 107, Palmer v. Thompson

    ... closing the pools, instead of keeping them open on an integrated basis, did not create a "badge ... under a thinly disguised "private" school system actually planned and carried out by the State and ..., the State required designation on the ballots of every candidate's race. We said:. In the ...

  • 418 U.S. 264 (1974), 72-1180, Old Dominion Branch No. 496, National Association

    ... laws favor uninhibited, robust, and wide-open debate in labor disputes. Pp. 273-279. ... establish a labor-management relations system for federal employment. . which is remarkably ... through representation elections by secret ballot, as under § 9(c)(1) of the NLRA. Primary ...

  • 541 U.S. 267 (2004), 02-1580, Vieth v. Jubelirer

    ... that the rival party's voters are systematically "packed" or "cracked"; and (2) that the court be ... commissions, to Congress, to the People in ballot initiatives and referenda, that stand ready to ...," post at 310, but leaving the door open to the possibility that at least some advisory ...

  • We the people: a needed reform of state initiative and referendum procedures.

    ... in recent decades is the use of the ballot initiative and referendum. (1) Ballot initiatives ... theatres and other stores were allowed to be open on Sunday, poll taxes were abolished, states were ... election, proposing a change to Missouri's system for selecting appellate judges, supporters of the ...

  • 478 U.S. 109 (1986), 84-1244, Davis v. Bandemer

    ... occurs only when the electoral system is arranged in a manner that will consistently ... well developed and familiar, and it has been open to courts since the enactment of the Fourteenth ... populated districts are free to cast their ballot has no bearing on a claim of malapportionment. ...

  • 649 F.3d 34 (1st Cir. 2011), 10-2000, National Organization for Marriage v. McKee

    ..., contribution limits, a public financing system for state-office candidates, and various ... a candidate election, campaign or ballot question" must register as a PAC in Maine if it ... of a " chill," however, will not suffice to open the doors to federal court. See Laird v. ...

  • 453 U.S. 367 (1981), 80-207, CBS, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission

    ... observation in Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. v. Democratic National Committee, 412 U.S. ....         At an open meeting on November 20, 1979, the Commission, by ...; and (c) qualify for a place on the ballot or be eligible under law for election as a ...

  • Massachusetts Voters Will Weigh in on Telematics

    A Massachusetts ballot question asks voters if they would like to impose requirements on vehicle telematics systems. “Ballot Question 1 in Massachusetts, if passed in November, would require car manufacturers that sell cars equipped with telematics systems to install a standardized, open data platform beginning with model year 2022. Such a system would allow the...

    A Massachusetts ballot question asks voters if they would like to impose requirements on vehicle telematics systems. “Ballot Question 1 in Massachusetts, if passed ... systems to install a standardized, open data platform beginning with model year 2022. ...

  • 519 F.2d 821 (D.C. Cir. 1975), 75-1061, Buckley v. Valeo

    ..., that meaningful competition depends on openness." The court also considered the argument that ..., like provisions regulating access to the ballot, could operate to give an unfair advantage to the ... measures to preserve and to vitalize that system. What nourishes and invigorates democracy is the ...

  • 575 F.3d 24 (1st Cir. 2009), 08-1569, Simmons v. Galvin

    ... in the Massachusetts criminal justice system produced inmate populations which, in combination ..., prisoners were able to vote by absentee ballot. In 1997, there was an unsuccessful proposal for ... or political subdivision are not equally open to participation by members of a class of ...

  • 837 F.3d 813 (7th Cir. 2016), 16-2350, Bowes v. Indiana Secretary of State

    In November 2012, 18 months before Indiana’s primary election, Common Cause sought a declaration that Indiana Code 33– 33–49–13 violated its members’ First Amendment right to cast a meaningful vote. The statute established the system for electing Marion Superior Court judges, providing that a political party could not nominate through the primary election more than half of the candidates eligible

    ... system for the election of such judges, Indiana Code §. ... to access the general election ballot, the law effectively. limited the ...That year,. there were sixteen open positions for the Marion Superior. Court. 3 ...