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Appeals court decision could limit enforcement of Voting Rights Act: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit upheld a lower court’s ruling that private ...
An appeals court has struck down a key path for enforcing the Voting Rights Act: Who can sue to enforce key voting protections for people of color under the ...
Groups cannot sue under Voting Rights Act section to combat election discrimination, court rules
Appeals court strikes down key tool used to enforce Voting Rights Act: A federal appeals court on Monday ruled against a key tool used to enforce the Voting ...
Is the Voting Rights Act nearly dead?: An appeals court 'drastically weakens' the landmark law. What happens next is up to the Supreme Court.
Clarence Thomas Just Made Another Mess for His Colleagues to Clean Up: Cases like this one are the inevitable output of a judiciary controlled by conservatives ...
Federal Court Moves to Drastically Weaken Voting Rights Act: The ruling, which is almost certain to be appealed to the Supreme Court, would effectively bar ...
8th Circuit appeals court deals a blow to Voting Rights Act, ruling that private plaintiffs can't sue
Federal appeals court deals a blow to Voting Rights Act, ruling that private plaintiffs can’t sue
Ruling sets up voting-rights clash as states redraw congressional maps for '24: Monday's ruling, if upheld, would reverse decades of precedent and shut down many ...
Federal appeals court deals blow to Voting Rights Act, ruling that private plaintiffs can’t sue
Federal court moves to drastically weaken Voting Rights Act: The opinion is almost certain to be appealed to the Supreme Court.
Federal court deals devastating blow to Voting Rights Act: The decision out of the 8th Circuit will almost certainly be appealed to the Supreme Court.
US appeals court ruling strikes at core of landmark voting rights law: A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that only the U.S. government, not private parties ...
Federal appeals court deals a blow to Voting Rights Act, ruling that private plaintiffs can’t sue
Quick Glance: Democrats Vote to Subpoena Supreme Court Conservative Allies
- Senate Democrats vote to subpoena conservative allies of Supreme Court justices to learn about undisclosed gifts.
- Republicans push back against demanding information from Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo.
- Democrats argue for more information from Crow and Leo, stating that the court's code of conduct is insufficient.
- Republicans resist, claiming the effort aims to delegitimize the conservative court majority.
Ohio abortion rights vote: Updates on election results 2023: Ohio is the latest flashpoint in the nation’s ongoing battle over abortion access since the U.S ...
Trump is not immune from election-subversion prosecution, judge rules: “A former President’s exposure to federal criminal liability is essential to fulfilling ...
Quick Glance: Judge Rejects Trump's Immunity Claim
- Former US President Donald Trump attends civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court.
- Judge Tanya Chutkan rules that Trump has no immunity from criminal charges.
- Chutkan's ruling is the first in the US affirming that presidents can be charged with crimes like any other citizen.
- Trump's lawyers claimed he is 'absolutely immune' from charges, which was rejected by Judge Chutkan.
Donald Trump Faces Legal 'Hurricane': The former president's 14th Amendment case in Colorado could have wide ranging political and legal consequences.
Quick Glance: Colorado Supreme Court to Decide on Trump's Ballot Removal
- Oral arguments set for Wednesday afternoon before Colorado Supreme Court regarding Trump's role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol
- Denver district court judge ruled Trump not disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment despite involvement in insurrection
- Trump also appealed judge's finding of culpability in Capitol attack
- Dozens of lawsuits filed this year to prevent Trump from running for president again
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, dies: O’Connor’s nomination in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan and subsequent confirmation by the ...
Quick Glance: Sandra Day O'Connor, First Female Supreme Court Justice, Passes Away
- Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, passes away at the age of 93 in Phoenix.
- She was unanimously appointed as the first female justice on the Supreme Court by the Senate in 1981.
- Her nomination by President Ronald Reagan ended 191 years of male exclusivity on the high court.
- O'Connor resisted the decision in 1989 to allow states to outlaw most abortions.
Sandra Day O’Connor Is Celebrated as a ‘Trailblazer’: Public figures from across the political spectrum heralded the former Supreme Court justice for breaking ...
Quick Glance: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman on Supreme Court, Dies at 93
- Sandra Day O’Connor, first female Supreme Court Justice, dies at age 93.
- She died in Phoenix of complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness.
- Chief Justice John Roberts mourns her death.
- She refused to let states outlaw most abortions.
Georgia Republicans approve new map that protects their advantage in state’s congressional delegation
US aims to show Trump's history of vote fraud claims at 2020 election trial: U.S. prosecutors trying Donald Trump on charges of trying to overturn his 2020 ...
Arizona Legislators Must Testify About Voting Laws, Supreme Court Rules: Two Republican lawmakers had argued that they could not be questioned about their ...
Donald Trump Could Be Disqualified Due to 55-Year-Old Ruling: A former Black Panther leader was excluded from the presidential ballot for violating a ...
Clarence Thomas’ Benefactors Finally Face the Music: It’s time to compel compliance from these recalcitrant targets.
14th Amendment case against Donald Trump heading to Colorado Supreme Court - UPI.com
Appeals court suggests it may pare back Trump’s D.C. gag order: A three-judge panel struggled over how to protect Donald Trump’s “core political speech” but also ...
Lawsuit claims new NC districts discriminate against minority voters: A group of Black and Latino voters in North Carolina filed a lawsuit Monday to stop the ...
A Colorado court makes it official: Trump is an insurrectionist : Friday’s Colorado court decision refusing to apply the 14th Amendment to disqualify former ...
Trump fundraises off Colorado 14th Amendment case to keep him off ballot: Former President Trump is fundraising off the 14th Amendment case unfolding in Colorado ...
Federal appeals court rules Trump can be sued for inciting violence on Jan. 6: A federal appeals court says lawsuits against Donald Trump brought by Capitol ...
Quick Glance: Court Allows Lawsuits Against Trump for Inciting Jan. 6 Violence
- Trump’s sweeping claims of presidential immunity rejected by the circuit court.
- Expected rejection of the same claim by judge in Capitol riot criminal trial.
With three major recent losses, is the effort to knock Trump off ballots in 2024 over?
Quick Glance: Judge Rules Trump Stays on Colorado Ballot Despite Involvement in Insurrection
- Colorado judge rejects attempt to remove Donald Trump from ballot due to his involvement in an insurrection.
- High-profile challenges against Trump backed by well-funded advocacy groups have so far failed.
- Judge decides Trump can remain on the ballot despite involvement in an insurrection.
- Colorado Secretary of State expects the case to go through the appeals process and will respect the ruling when the primary elections happen next year.
Michigan judge allows Donald Trump to stay on presidential primary ballot: The former president's qualifications had been the focus of three lawsuits in recent ...
BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects Fresh Evidence Against Tinubu: The Supreme Court has rejected the motion by the People’s Democratic Party and its presidential ...
What President Joe Biden plans to do if he gets a second term: President Joe Biden has a lot of unfinished business from his first term that he intends to ...
State courts to consider blocking Trump from 2024 ballot under the ‘insurrection’ clause
Quick Glance: Police recall Jan. 6 at Colorado hearing to remove Trump from ballot
- Attorneys argue Trump should not run again due to his role in inciting an insurrection and according to the 14th Amendment.
- The case is part of a series of legal challenges across the country to exclude Trump from the ballot under the 14th Amendment.
- Gessler, a former Colorado Secretary of State, urged the judge to let Trump's name appear on the ballot and let voters decide if he should serve as president again.
- The case has also involved Trump and the state Republican Party.
‘Travesty in darkness’: Trump backs drive to televise his D.C. election-subversion trial
Trump’s judges latest revolt against the Voting Rights Act: At the very moment the Supreme Court appears to be moderating on voting rights ...
Michigan judge says Trump will remain on primary ballot, rejecting challenge under insurrection clause
WATCH: Minnesota Supreme Court hears lawsuit to keep Trump off presidential ballot
Pa. mail-in ballots should count even if dated incorrectly, judge says: The federal judge ruled Tuesday that county boards of election may no longer reject mail ...
Supreme Court rejects Florida's request to enforce anti-drag show law - UPI.com
Quick Glance: Supreme Court Blocks Florida Anti-Drag Law
- Florida's law limiting drag shows remains blocked, dealing a blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis' initiative.
- The high court was asked to narrow a lower court’s injunction blocking the law from being enforced statewide.
- Justices addressed the First Amendment complexities of the case and called the case an 'imperfect vehicle' for deciding some questions.
- The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals declined Florida’s emergency application for a stay, prompting the state’s appeal to the Supreme Court.
Trump Survives Insurrection Clause Challenge in Minnesota: The chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court said the selection of a nominee – even an ineligible ...
Ohio voters just passed abortion protections. Whether they take effect is now up to the courts
Under Trump's 2020 election case gag order, here's what he can and can't talk about
Quick Glance: Federal judge imposes limited gag order in Trump's 2020 election interference case
- The federal judge, Tanya Chutkan, has issued a narrow gag order preventing Trump from publicly commenting on prosecutors, court staff, and potential witnesses.
- Trump's lawyers will seek an emergency stay of the order.
- The defense argues that Trump has the right to criticize prosecutors and 'speak truth to oppression'.
- Trump denies any wrongdoing in the case.
Why are the 14th Amendment lawsuits seeking to bar Trump failing? : So far, all 14th Amendment lawsuits against Trump have been rejected by courts.
Democrat Dan McCaffery wins open seat on Pennsylvania Supreme Court: McCaffery, a former Philadelphia judge and prosecutor, had positioned himself as a defender ...
The Trump ballot battle: If the 14th Amendment doesn’t block him, voters must: A Denver state judge, Sarah B. Wallace of the 2nd Judicial District Court ...
The Supreme Court’s code of conduct is a good first step: But the justices may find they need to go further
Supreme Court Releases Ethics Guidelines After Months of Scrutiny: The justices have for months been under fire for their approach to ethics in light of recent ...
Quick Glance: Supreme Court Implements Ethical Guidelines Without Enforcement
- Implementation of first ethical guidelines without enforcement by the Supreme Court.
- No significant new requirements; Compliance left entirely to each justice.
- Justices emphasize long-standing adherence to ethics standards and dismiss ethics criticism as misunderstanding.
- Recent support for ethical guidelines from three justices: Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, and Kagan.
Let Americans decide for themselves: Televise Trump’s trials: It puts the American people in charge of examining the truth behind these prosecutions without the ...
Appeals court upholds gag order on Trump but narrows restrictions on his speech: ‘Sweeps too broadly’
Appeals court pauses Trump gag order in federal election interference case: An appeals court Friday ordered an administrative stay of a gag order barring former ...
Trump’s gag order appeal previews America’s grave election year stress test: Donald Trump may have found his “heads-I-win, tails-you-lose” legal challenge.
Trump appointee sentenced to nearly 6 years for attacking police on Jan. 6: Trump appointee Federico Klein considered it part of his “duties” to attend the Jan ...
Quick Glance: Former official sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison for Capitol riot attacks
- Klein repeatedly assaulted officers, urged other rioters to join, and tried to stop police from closing entrance doors, according to federal prosecutors.
- Klein, who didn’t testify at trial, declined to address the court before U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden sentenced him to five years and ten months in prison.
- Prosecutors recommended a 10-year prison sentence for Klein, an Alexandria, Virginia resident who was 42 years old at the time of the riot.
- In July 2023, McFadden heard trial testimony without a jury before convicting Klein and co-defendant Steven Cappuccio of assault charges and other Capitol riot-related offenses.
Trump lawyers fight to keep him on Michigan ballot in 14th Amendment case: Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers pushed back in court Thursday against efforts ...
BREAKING: Head of presidential election appeal court panel gets S'Court job: Justice Haruna Tsammani, the lead judge for the Presidential Election Petitions ...
Supreme Court drapes courtroom doors in honor of Sandra Day O’Connor: The Supreme Court hung a black drape over the courtroom doors in remembrance of the late ...
Trump is appealing a partial gag order imposed on him in his 2020 election interference case
Quick Glance: Judge Tanya Chutkan imposes gag order on Donald Trump in 2020 election subversion case
- The order by Judge Tanya Chutkan is a milestone in the federal case accusing Trump of conspiring to overturn his 2020 election loss.
- The order could end a line of attack central to Trump's campaign as he seeks the GOP nomination in 2024.
- Prosecutors say it is part of Trump's effort to erode public faith in the judicial system, just as he sought to undermine confidence in the 2020 election.
- The defense claimed Chutkan's comments about Trump in other cases raised questions about her impartiality, but Chutkan denied the allegations.
Judge rules Georgia’s political maps must be redrawn before 2024 elections: U.S. District Judge Steve Jones said the current maps must be redrawn by Dec. 8 ...
Quick Glance: Court orders redrawing of discriminatory districts in Georgia
- The court ruling could shift control of one of Georgia's 14 congressional seats from Republicans to Democrats.
- Legal challenges to districts are ongoing in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.
- Orders to redraw districts could narrow the Republican majority in the state House and Senate.
- The plaintiffs argued that Georgia violated the Voting Rights Act by not creating new districts with a Black majority despite significant growth in the minority population.
Democrats plan to subpoena wealthy benefactors of Supreme Court justices : A vote is expected soon as Nov. 9 to authorize subpoenas for information from Texas ...
Quick Glance: Democrats to Subpoena Wealthy Supporters of Supreme Court Justices
- Senate Judiciary Committee leaders will vote on subpoenas for information from Texas billionaire Harlan Crow, a close friend and supporter of Justice Clarence Thomas, and from Leonard Leo, the conservative judicial activist.
- Senate Democrats do not need Republican support to authorize the subpoenas.
- Judiciary Committee Chairman Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said, "By accepting these lavish, undisclosed gifts, the justices have enabled their wealthy supporters and others with business before the Court to gain private access to the justices while preventing public scrutiny of this conduct."
- In May, committee leaders requested an itemized list of gifts worth more than $415 from Crow to Thomas, which exceeds the maximum value allowed for undisclosed gifts to federal judges, including justices.
Nigerian Supreme Court affirms President Tinubus election win: Nigerian Supreme Court affirms President Tinubus election win
Quick Glance: Supreme Court of Nigeria to Decide on Controversial Presidential Election
- The Supreme Court of Nigeria will decide on Thursday regarding the controversial election victory of President Bola Tinubu.
- The decision of the highest court in Africa's most populous country will be final.
- No legal challenge to the outcome of a presidential election in Nigeria has been successful thus far.
- Lawyers representing Atiku and Obi argued that the tribunal made an error by declaring that the electronic transmission of results from polling stations was not mandatory, despite previous promises.
Xiao Wang and Michael P. Bellis: How ‘We the People’ are overturning the Supreme Court
West Virginia's Sen. Joe Manchin says he won't seek re-election - UPI.com
Quick Glance: Democratic Senator Manchin to Step Down
- Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election in 2024.
- Manchin plans to travel the country and advocate for mobilizing the middle and uniting Americans.
- During a Senate Appropriations committee hearing on November 8, 2023, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) provided insight into the struggles of Congress to reach a deal to prevent a looming partial government shutdown.
Why Trump's vow to repeal Obamacare is a gift to Democrats: Nearly 60% of Americans have a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act.
New York, Wisconsin brace for critical redistricting battles: New York and Wisconsin are bracing for major decisions over the fate of their election maps in the ...
Michigan judge to hear arguments as activists try to keep Trump off the ballot: A judge in Michigan is expected to hear arguments Thursday on whether Secretary ...
Supreme Court seems ready to deny trademark for 'Trump Too Small' T-shirts: The case dates back to a presidential primary debate to 2016 and Sen ...
Quick Glance: US Supreme Court questions 'Trump Too Small' trademark
- US Supreme Court questions whether a California lawyer can own the federal trademark for the phrase 'Trump Too Small'.
- The trademark office appeals a lower court's decision that reversed the denial of Steve Elster's trademark application for 'Trump Too Small'.
- The case involves the relationship between trademarks and constitutional free-speech rights.
- The trademark office rejected Elster's application based on a 1946 federal law that prohibits using a person's name in a trademark without permission.
How challenges to the Voting Rights Act could reshape the political landscape: Legal challenges surrounding voting rights in multiple states could alter the ...
This Colorado Trump Trial Will Decide If Cheaters Can Run for Office: A Colorado lawsuit seeks to bar Trump from running for president again ...
14th Amendment challenges to Trump's candidacy are likely Supreme Court bound: There's a "very good chance" a lower court rules against Trump, a lawyer says.
Alabama gets $515,000 bill for redrawn congressional maps: Richard Allen’s services totaled about $90,000 for 236.6 hours of work. David Ely’s could cost the ...
Court arguments on blocking Trump from the presidential ballot under the ‘insurrection’ clause begin
Could Trump’s delay-at-all-costs legal strategy actually work?: He is not interested in winning battles — he is interested in winning the war ...
How abortion access in Florida could be impacted by proposed constitutional amendment
Federal Judges Block Private Plaintiffs from Suing to Enforce Voting Rights Act: A federal appeals panel has blocked individuals and civil rights groups ...
Minnesota Supreme Court to hear arguments on whether Trump is on 2024 ballot: Thursday hearing is expected to be one of many steps leading to a possible U.S ...
Poll finds most Florida voters back adding abortion rights, marijuana legalization to state Constitution
The 2024 election could be the end of democracy as we know it : In 2000, America witnessed one of the strangest election outcomes in its history — the “hanging ...
We Know That Wannabe Dictator Trump Can Win in 2024—So What Is to Be Done?: With only 11 months to go, this feels like the political crisis of our lifetimes ...
Ohio Vote Continues a Winning Streak for Abortion Rights: The State Constitution will protect access to the procedure. The ballot result sends a strong signal ...
An appeals court sets a January deadline for a new Louisiana congressional map: A federal appeals court is giving Louisiana's GOP-led legislature until ...
The High-Stakes Races on the Ballot in the Nation’s Off-Off-Year Elections: Voters are heading to the polls to decide critical races for governor as well as for ...
Michigan Supreme Court to hear arguments on 'adopt-and-amend': Michigan's Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on a case that could have lasting ...
Bangladesh's top court upholds decision barring largest Islamist party from elections
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