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Deprived of Voice or Home: Disability Rights Under National and International Law in Hungary
In 2007, Hungary ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), a wide-ranging and forward-thinking treaty designed to advance the human rights of those with disabilities. This reflected on the international level what Hun (More)
America's Presidential Election is Gravely Necessary, But Insufficient
"The enemy is the unphilosophical spirit which knows nothing and wants to know nothing of truth." - Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1952) Even in this grievously faltering United States, presidential elections are praised as essent (More)
Supreme Court grants request to reimpose voting restrictions
The Supreme Court granted Alabama's request to reinstate photo ID and witness requirements for absentee ballots on Thursday. As is typical of such briefs, the Court did not explain their 5-4 decision.The decision overturns an order issued by US D (More)
The Real Independence Day: July 2, 1776
Author's Note: During my tenure as the first Supreme Court Archivist-Legal Historian to the Supreme Court of Missouri, I authored an in-house history column. Reproduced below is my July Fourth column from 2013.On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote a (More)
Federal appeals court upholds Wisconsin voting restrictions
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a number of Republican-authored voting restrictions in Wisconsin on Monday, reversing several lower court decisions. Judge Easterbrook explained in the opinion, in which Ju (More)
Trump campaign sues Pennsylvania over ballot drop-off sites
US President Donald Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) sued Pennsylvania Monday over absentee ballot drop-off locations.The suit targets the elections boards of all 67 counties in the state. It says that "Fre (More)
Mississippi proposes constitutional amendment on governor elections
Mississippi lawmakers approved a proposed amendment to the state's constitution on Monday that would change the election procedure for governor.Under current law, the governor is elected by an electoral vote from the Mississippi House of Represen (More)
Florida governor signs bill to increase vote counting efficiency
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new voting bill on Saturday allowing county canvassing boards and election supervisors to use automated equipment for machine and manual recounts. The bill controls the procedure for conducting a manual recount (More)
Supreme Court refuses to re-instate Texas mail-in ballot voting
The Supreme Court refused Friday to re-instate a federal district court order that extends Texas mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Supreme Court released a brief statement announcing its denial. It also included a statement from Jus (More)
Singapore to hold general elections amid pandemic
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced Tuesday that Singapore will hold a general election. Nomination day will be on June 30, and voters will head to the polls on July 10.The current government is at the end of its five-year term, an (More)
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