The US House of Representatives passed HR-1 Friday, dubbed the For the People Act, to “make it easier, not harder, to vote,” which overhauls a number of voting rules in campaign finance, access to voting, and ethics rules. The bill contains provisions to update voter registration, including automatic voter registration, prohibiting deceptive practice and preventing [...]

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The US Supreme Court denied certiorari on Monday in the Utah Republican Party’s appeal arguing that a 2014 election law unconstitutionally interfered with the party’s right to choose how it selected party nominees for candidacy. The law in question, SB 54, allowed candidates to get their names on the ballot through either the traditional caucus-convention system [...]

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A federal judge in the Western District of Missouri ruled Friday that Missouri state abortion restrictions were not “undue burdens” and held that a Planned Parenthood (PP) in the state cannot resume providing abortions. The law in question requires clinics to have physicians who have hospital admitting privileges nearby, which the Planned Parenthood, in Columbia, [...]

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Jeffrey Skilling, founder and ex-Enron CEO imprisoned for his involvement in the high-profile corporate fraud scandal publicized in 2001, was released from federal custody on Thursday after serving more than 12 years in prison. A jury convicted Skilling in May 2006 on 19 counts of conspiracy, securities fraud, insider trading and lying to auditors for [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) said Friday that it is nearing a settlement in a federal lawsuit challenging a controversial Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) mail policy in which photocopies of incoming mail be delivered to inmates instead of the original copies, which were stored. The ACLU-PA, joined by the Pennsylvania Institutional [...]

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