The Voting News was dominated this week by the oral arguments in the Supreme Court in Shelby County Alabama’s challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Comments from conservative members of the court, particularly those of Justice Scalia prompted several editorial responses. All the articles related to the Voting Rights Act can be read here. Lawmakers in California and Kentucky grappled with security concerns surrounding internet voting. A different sort of cyber attack resulted in phantom absentee ballots in Florida and Maryland’s proposed online ballot marking system was demonstrated to be vulnerable. Ohio’s Secretary of State Jon Husted promoted online registration while making clear that the concept of internet voting was “far off in the future.” Italy’s inconclusive election left the country deadlocked with ramifications felt throughout Europe and tension is building ahead of Kenya’s elections.