Oliver J. Semans

After spending the eight years in meetings—with state and national legislators, state secretaries of state, and county commissioners and election officials—and helping organize two major federal voting-rights lawsuits, I’m starting to see some light at the end of the equal-rights tunnel....

8/25/14
Stephanie Woodard
8/6/14
Four additional Minnesota counties have agreed to provide satellite election offices on Indian reservations in the state, according to Bret Healy, consultant with Four Directions v...
Stephanie Woodard
7/23/14
A no-excuse absentee-voting office has been proposed for Red Lake Nation, in Minnesota...
Stephanie Woodard
3/17/14
UPDATED MARCH 26 to 7th Paragraph: On the afternoon of March 9, the Montana Democratic Party leadership was holed up in a small stone building in the state’s capital, Helena...
Stephanie Woodard
2/5/14
UPDATED February 28, 2014: On February 26, South Dakota approved use of its federal Help America Vote Act funds for satellite early-voting and registration offices in three Indian-...
Stephanie Woodard
1/17/14
A petition asking Iowa’s Governor Terry Branstad to investigate the ongoing abuse of disabled twin boys in his state appeared January 15 on RH Reality Check , a news website coveri...
Stephanie Woodard
1/6/14
The emergency room doctor was furious at what he had seen, recalled Audre’y Eby, who is Rosebud Sioux and the mother of disabled 16-year-old twins...
Stephanie Woodard
11/1/13
The Native voting-rights lawsuit, Wandering Medicine v. McCulloch, is headed back to Montana district court for a rematch...
Stephanie Woodard
9/25/13
A judge has refused to allow defendants in the recently dismissed Brooks v. Gant voting-rights lawsuit to go after the Oglala plaintiffs for court costs. Last month, U.S...

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