Posts Tagged ‘Voting Rights’

D.C. House Voting Rights Act Passes Cloture Vote

U.S. CAPITOL—The D.C. House Voting Rights Act has passed its first test on the Senate floor, 62-34.
The roll is still being tallied, but here are some early surprises: Thad Cochran, of Mississippi voted yes, while fellow Republican Robert Bennett of Utah—a state that stands to benefit from the DCHRVA—voted no. Among the Democrats, Max Baucus [...]

No “Taxation” Plates for Obama—For Now

Mark Segraves at WTOP is reporting that President Barack Obama has no immediate plans to put "Taxation Without Representation" plates on the presidential limo fleet.
Says Segraves, "The White House spokesperson says the president hasn't decided against using the plates. It's "just something that the president hasn't gotten to yet," [a White House spokesperson] tells [CBS [...]

D.C. House Voting Rights Act: What Happens If It Passes?

With the D.C. House Voting Rights Act set to hit the Senate floor early next week, and with House consideration likely not far behind, things are looking up enough that LL can ask the question: What happens after the bill becomes law?
Well, Eleanor Holmes Norton isn't magically transformed from delegate into full-fledged congresswoman.

Is D.C. House Vote Constitutional? That’s Not for Jason Chaffetz to Decide

In yesterday's Loose Lips Daily, LL referred icily to the anti-District voting rights stance of Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who holds firmly that the D.C. House Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. LL said the new, famously office-dwelling congressman is "playing armchair constitutional expert," seeing as the man holds no law degree and spent his professional [...]

New Utah Rep Against D.C. Congressional Vote

Jason Chaffetz, a Republican about to take Utah's 3rd district congressional seat, says he's not going to support efforts to give D.C. a vote in Congress. So says the Deseret News.
Yeah, yeah—GOP'er against District voting rights; no news there. Why should anyone care what this guy thinks?
Well, the former BYU placekicker is the first member [...]

Pre-Election Dispatch From Richmond

Doug Sparks, a tough-as-nails D.C. lawyer, is in Richmond as part of a huge crew of attorneys that will be monitoring precincts and doing election protections tomorrow. This project got some big play in the Post a few days ago.
An Obama supporter, Sparks has been assigned to a polling precinct in Richmond. He has already [...]