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The US District Court for the District of New Jersey Thursday dismissed  the Trump campaign’s lawsuit challenging newly passed mail-in voting provisions from the New Jersey Legislature. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey Legislature enacted Assembly Bill No. 4475, which expanded the state’s mail-in voting initiatives. The Trump campaign challenged this legislation, [...]

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The cities of Seattle, New York and Portland, Oregon, filed a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump Thursday, challenging his efforts to withhold federal funding from those cities for having permitted “anarchy, violence and destruction” as alleged in a Presidential Memorandum issued in early September following a wave of protests and civic disturbances largely animated by [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Wednesday that groups cannot offer Michigan citizens free or reduced-price rides to polling places. This suit originally arose as three voter-advocacy organizations challenged a Michigan election Statute, MCL § 169.931(1)(f), which prevents anyone from hiring a ride service as a means to vote unless the [...]

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The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) reported Wednesday that 2019 Black law school graduates trail all other racial and ethnic groups in employment overall and in bar-passage required jobs. Despite experiencing the highest employment rate since 2007, the class of 2019’s employment racial disparities are still profound. The report found that Pacific Islander and [...]

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A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Tennessee’s signature matching requirement for absentee voters. Plaintiffs argued that Tennessee’s signature verification process violates both their First Amendment and procedural due process rights. As a result, they sought an injunction that would require election officials to provide absentee voters notice and an opportunity to cure any ballot [...]

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A federal appeals court has ended the extension for voter registration in Arizona. The original voter registration cutoff date for the presidential election was October 5, 2020. However, due to COVID-19, plaintiffs’ registration efforts were halted because of state-mandated shutdowns. Despite the halt in government, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs did not extend the voter [...]

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Washington’s attorney general said Tuesday that Twitter has been ordered to pay the state of Washington $100,000 for violating the state’s campaign finance laws. The state’s complaint alleged that Twitter failed to “maintain and make available for public inspection documents and books of account specifying statutorily required information concerning political advertising sponsored through Twitter’s online [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) sued Melania Trump’s former advisor, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Tuesday for violating a nondisclosure agreement in her new tell-all book. In 2017, after Donald Trump had been elected president, Wolkoff volunteered to serve as an advisor to Melania Trump. Upon assuming this position, Wolkoff was required to sign a Gratuitous [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Thursday blocked Wisconsin’s mail-in-voting deadline extension ahead of the November election In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin extended the deadline for online and mail-in registration by a week and extended the deadline for receipt of ballots to six days after the presidential election. However, [...]

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Six men were charged Thursday with conspiring to kidnap Michigan’s Democratic Governor, Gretchen Whitmer. In early 2020 the FBI became aware of individuals discussing the “violent overthrow of certain government and law-enforcement components.” Both Barry Croft and Adam Fox allegedly agreed to unite others and take violent action against governments they believed were violating the [...]

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