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With Lawsuits Flying Over Voting Rights, HeadCount Steps Up

Lawsuits are flying over attempts by Kansas and Arizona to change or disallow the federal voter registration form potentially creating a two-tier system where some residents can only vote in Federal elections. HeadCount put together a petition on the issue — which has almost 35,000 signatures, and counting.

As Two Lawsuits Challenge Voting Laws, Florida Prepares a New Purge

Election officials don’t seem too afraid of the DOJ or Eric Holder, who’s pledged to fight voter discrimination wherever he finds it. While he gears up for a legal challenge to North Carolina’s law, Florida builds its next purge of the voter rolls, and it’s Republican purge vs. Democrat lawsuit in Virginia.

Dueling lawsuits: Florida vs. the Department of Justice

Is it Florida vs. the DOJ or the DOJ vs. Florida? In this case, it’s both. When it comes to purging voters from the rolls, it looks like the state and the Department of Justice have enthusiastically agreed to disagree.

Exxon Gets Flipped the Bird

Oil giant Exxon Mobil has plead guilty to accusations of killing over 85 protected birds including waterfowl, hawks, and owls in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act according to the Department of Justice. Under the plea agreement reached yesterday with DOJ, the company will pay $600,000, as well as make changes to prevent related deaths…