Time to Start Swimming

Just four months ago, D.C. District Court Judge John Bates reaffirmed that §5 of the Voting Rights Act is constitutional. Though many advocates celebrated the thorough opinion—and called particular attention to its source, a Bush II appointee—all recognized that the...

Online Voting? Unlikely.

In a succinct and persuasive paper entitled “If I can shop and bank online, why can’t I vote online?” David Jefferson explains why online voting is unrealistic. A computer scientist by trade—and chair of Verified Voting’s board of...

A Different Disclosure Debate

The proliferation of super PACs and their organizational push for 501(c)(4) support has generated debate about disclosure. Last week, however, the debate shifted back to another familiar disclosure question: whether the government may disclose the identity of those...