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A Michigan state Court of Claims ruling on Friday held that absentee ballots must be counted as long as they were postmarked by November 2 and received within fourteen days. The case was brought by a group of Plaintiffs including the Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans. The plaintiffs requested injunctive relief in three different issues. [...]

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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at age 87 at her home in Washington, DC, suffering from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and served more than 27 years on the Supreme Court bench after serving on the US Court [...]

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The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced Thursday that new charges will be brought against former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas and co-conspirator David Correia. They are being charged with wire fraud, soliciting money from foreign nationals for state and federal elections, and aiding and abetting foreign nationals in donating [...]

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The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday changed Juan Lizcano’s death sentence to life in prison because of intellectual disability. Lizcano joins the list of five other inmates taken off Texas’s death row since the US Supreme Court invalidated Texas’s method for determining intellectual disability of death row inmates. Lizcano killed Dallas police officer [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Wednesday that a Pittsburgh police officer who slammed an unarmed Black teen into a wall is not entitled to qualified immunity. The case arose in 2013 when the El brothers were stopped by Pittsburgh Police Lieutenant Reyne Kacsuta outside of a convenience store on the [...]

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A federal judge in Louisiana granted an injunction on Wednesday extending Louisiana’s early voting period for the November 3 general election from seven to 10 days, citing COVID-19 concerns. The court also expanded access to absentee ballots. Judge Shelly Dick ruled that “the state’s failure to provide accommodation for pandemic-affected voters is likely unconstitutional because [...]

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued three significant rulings on Thursday, extending the state’s mail-in ballot deadline, preventing third parties from delivering absentee ballots in the state and removing the Green Party Candidate from the presidential election ballot. The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted Act 77 in 2019, which allowed qualified voters to [...]

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A federal judge issued a nationwide order on Thursday blocking changes Postmaster General Louis DeJoy sought to implement to the US Postal Service (USPS) months before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian of the Eastern District of Washington issued a temporary injunction after hearing arguments from 14 different states suing DeJoy over his new policies. [...]

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The US House of Representatives approved the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Thursday in a 329-73 vote. The bill was introduced by Jerrold Nadler of New York and seeks to provide additional protections for pregnant workers. The legislation specifically requires “reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by [...]

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In an opinion issued Wednesday, a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York blasted federal prosecutors for withholding potentially exculpatory evidence in a case involving an alleged violation of US sanction laws against Iran. The case centered around Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, an Iranian businessman who was accused of [...]

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