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Footnotes


[i] Ohio State Conf. of the NAACP v. Husted, No. 2:14-cv-404, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123442 (S.D. Ohio, Sept. 4, 2014)

[ii] Michael Mestitz and Chelsea Priest, “Court’s term begins with 5-4 order in controversial case,” The Stanford Daily,” October 2, 2014, available at http://www.stanforddaily.com/2014/10/02/courts-term-begins-with-5-4-order-in-controversial-case/.;
Ian Millhiser, “The Supreme Court’s First Decision In Its New Term Is A Decision Making It Harder to Vote,” Think Progress, September 29, 2014, available at http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/09/29/3573557/the-supreme-courts-first-decision-in-its-new-term-is-a-decision-making-it-harder-to-vote/

[iii] Order at 2, Frank v. Walker, No. 14-2058, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 17653 (7th Cir. Sept. 12, 2014)

[iv] Todd Richmond and Steve Karnowski, “Supreme Court Blocks Wistonsin Voter ID Law”, Associated Press, October 9, 2014

[v] “Overloaded Courts, Not Enough Judges: The Impact on Real People”, People for the American Way, available at http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/lower_federal_courts.pdf (Numbers indicate number of votes required to break filibusters for all eight years of the Bush Presidency, but only as of 9/14 of the Obama Presidency)

[vi] Ibid. (Averages as of 9/14 in the Obama Presidency and the equivalent time for the Bush Presidency)

[viii] “This is the First Time Our Judicial Pool Has Been This Diverse,” The White House, last modified June 17, 2014, http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/judicial-nominations.