The Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in cases challenging the Voting Rights Act and limits on campaign donations. Andrew Cohen reviewed the legacy of the Voting Rights Act since it’s passage in 1965. Congressman Rush Holt observed in an op/ed piece that the security issues with Internet voting are inherently in tension with the other requirements we have for good elections. Such security concerns led a Kentucky State Senate committee to de-rail plans to allow overseas military voters to cast ballots through the internet. Virginia lawmakers passed a bill limiting the forms of identification voters can use at the polls. The New York Times wrote about political amnesia in Kenya and computer security expert Bruce Schneier considered the upcoming papal election.