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The Texas Supreme Court on Saturday temporarily reinstated Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on multiple drop-off sites for mail-in ballots. The ban will remain effective until the Texas Supreme Court fully resolves challenges to Abbott’s ban. This new order stems from several cases over the governor’s order. Abbott appealed To the Texas Supreme Court from a [...]

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Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court held Friday that absentee ballots must arrive at the election office before polls close on Election Day (November 3). If the ballots arrive after the polls close, they will not be counted in the election. The Alliance for Retired Americans, Vote.org, and two residents of Maine brought this lawsuit on June [...]

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Senate Republicans voted Sunday to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. A final confirmation hearing is expected to happen on Monday. The 51-48 vote to advance the nomination was largely across party lines. Two Republicans, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, voted against advancing the nominee, and [...]

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A US federal court ruled Thursday that a retired officer’s sexual assault case against Air Force General John Hyten is allowed to proceed to the next phase. Hyten, the second-highest-ranking US military official, was accused of sexually assaulting a female officer in 2017. Retired Army Colonel Kathryn Spletstoser accused Hyten of engaging in unwanted sexual [...]

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Three federal judges in California have ruled against a presidential executive order aiming to exclude people in the US illegally from the 2020 census count and subsequent congressional district reapportionment. A similar lawsuit filed by the state of New York is already before the Supreme Court. The plaintiffs that brought the suit consisted of individuals, [...]

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California Court of Appeal Associate Justice Jon Streeter has upheld a trial court decision ordering Uber and Lyft to reclassify drivers in California as employees. The ride-sharing companies were first sued for their alleged violation of California state law AB-5, which classifies workers as employees rather than independent contractors “unless the hiring entity demonstrates that [...]

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Wisconsin’s Court of Appeals District III temporarily blocked Emergency Order #3 Limiting Public Gatherings Friday, preventing enforcement of the directive designed to limit public indoor gatherings to 25 percent of a building’s total capacity. The limit had not applied to schools, polling locations, and churches. The administration of  Governor Tony Evers had issued the order [...]

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A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration acted within the law when it delayed implementing Obama administration-era rules intended to limit greenhouse gas emissions, including methane, from the nation’s landfills. The state of California in conjunction with the Environmental Defense Fund, along with several other states, sued to force the EPA to promulgate [...]

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In October 2001, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan to avenge the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and remove the Taliban government that had harbored the attacks’ mastermind, Osama bin Laden. Since then, the Taliban have been fighting the U.S. to free their homeland from occupation. For nearly 20 years, the U.S. narrative of “national [...]

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The Supreme Council of Kyrgyzstan voted Thursday to postpone the date of new parliamentary elections until a constitutional reform supported by acting president Sadyr Japarov can be enacted. Japarov is actively promoting the suggested reforms as the nation’s constitution currently bars him from running in the election while he is acting president. The new law adopted by the [...]

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