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The Voting Rights Act isn’t a moving target, but the 9th Circuit’s test would turn it into one

This article is part of a symposium on the upcoming argument in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. Our case preview is here. Megan A. Larrondo and Robert A. Berry are deputy attorneys general for the state of Idaho, which joined an amicus brief on behalf... The post The Voting Rights Act isn’t a moving target, but the 9th Circuit’s test would turn it into one appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law, Idaho, 9th Circuit, Democratic National Committee, Brnovich, Megan A Larrondo, Robert A Berry

Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act: Equal opportunity vs. disparate impact

This article is the first entry in a symposium on the upcoming argument in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. Our case preview is here. Christopher Kieser is an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation. He filed an amicus brief on behalf of the foundation and... The post Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act: Equal opportunity vs. disparate impact appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law, Democratic National Committee, Pacific Legal Foundation, Brnovich, Christopher Kieser

February argument calendar includes immigration, voting-rights cases

The Supreme Court on Thursday released the calendar for its February argument session, which begins on Feb. 22, 2021. Like the argument calendar for January 2021, the session is relatively light: It is slated to feature eight hours of argument over six days, but with the very real prospect that two cases will be removed from the calendar if President-elect Joe Biden changes the controversial policies at the heart of the disputes after taking office next month. The justices scheduled oral argumen...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Mexico, Senate, Georgia, Joe Biden, United States, Arizona, Biden, Social Security Administration, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Sierra Club, Lange

Parents of Seth Rich reach undisclosed settlement with Fox News, lawsuit charged cable newser with exploiting 27 year old DNC staffer's death

Fox News and the parents of slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich confirm they have reached a settlement today. No public apology and no financial or other details offered. The parents of 27-year-old Seth Rich said in their lawsuit against Fox News that the cable news company exploited their son's death. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Justice, Law, Dnc, US news, Fox News, Democratic National Committee, Seth Rich

So who are you rooting for to be the next US Attorney General?

I would be eager to hear from readers about who they would like to to see nominated by Joe Biden to be the next US Attorney General.  This Politico article, headlined "Meet the contenders for Biden’s Cabinet," discusses these purported front-runners: With Tommy Tuberville’s defeat of Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) on Tuesday, Jones will be unemployed come January and available to join Biden’s cabinet. Jones wouldn’t add to the Cabinet’s diversity, but the former U.S. attorney in Alabama has credibili...
Tags: Law, Labor, Obama, California, Senate, White House, India, US, Alabama, America, Barack Obama, Dnc, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, United States

Court declines to reinstate COVID-19 accommodations for elections in Wisconsin

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected requests from two groups of Wisconsin voters and the Democratic National Committee to reinstate modifications to election rules that a federal judge had ordered for the November election because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 5-3 ruling means that the the election will go forward without the accommodations, which included extending the deadline for the receipt of absentee ballots and making it easier for local election officials to work in areas where they ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Court, Dnc, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republican National Committee, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Conley, Howe

Symposium: The particular perils of emergency election cases

This article is part of a symposium on the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket.” Edward B. Foley holds the Ebersold chair in constitutional law at Ohio State University, where he also directs the election law program. His latest book is Presidential Elections and Majority Rule. The truly important decision in Bush v. Gore as a practical matter was not the merits ruling released on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, but instead the stay decision issued the previous Saturday, Dec. 9. That stay surely ranks among ...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Senate, Alabama, Dnc, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Wisconsin, Ohio, Republican Party, Biden, Cleveland

Wisconsin voters ask Supreme Court to reinstate COVID-19 accommodations for upcoming elections (updated)

Two different groups of Wisconsin voters came to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the justices to reinstate three modifications to election rules that a federal district judge had ordered for the upcoming election because of the coronavirus pandemic. The groups want the justices to block a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit that paused those modifications. U.S. District Judge William Conley issued an order in four consolidated cases on Sept. 21 that, among other things, ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Wisconsin, Circuit, Legislature, Conley, Howe, Democratic National Committee, U S Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, Purcell, Kavanaugh, William Conley, Brett Kavanaugh

"Andy Warhol obviously just scribbled on a photograph. He spent, like, 1 minute."

I said after investigating this strange image we saw in the background as the author of a book about Jimmy Carter gabbed on "Morning Joe" just now. Meade called my attention to the TV screen. I'm trying to write a blog over here, but he thought it thought it was very funny. It's so awful — that "Warholized" photograph. What idea of Carter is that supposed to convey? That he's arty? Criminal?I said, "I think that is Warhol," because the only explanation for using such a bad, inappropriate image...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Jimmy Carter, Andy Warhol, Warhol, New York Times Magazine, Carter, Democratic National Committee, Meade, Jonathan Alter, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Criminal?I, Andy Warhol Warhol

Justices add seven new cases to docket, including major voting-rights dispute

The Supreme Court officially begins its new term on Monday, but the unofficial start to the term came on Friday morning, when the justices issued an initial set of orders from their “long” conference – the first conference since mid-July, when they began their summer recess. The justices granted seven new cases, for a total of four hours of additional argument time. Perhaps the most significant grant of the day came in two cases that will be argued together: Arizona Republican Party v. Democrati...
Tags: Featured, Fcc, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, White House, Dnc, Arizona, Hobbs, Republican Party, Republican, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Baltimore, Democratic, State, Foley

South Carolina election officials, GOP ask justices to reinstate witness requirement for absentee ballots

Election officials and South Carolina Republicans went to the Supreme Court on Thursday, asking the justices to reinstate a state law that requires voters to sign absentee-ballot envelopes in the presence of a witness. The dispute is the latest in a series of election-law battles to come to the Supreme Court since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the spring. The justices’ eventual ruling could influence the outcome in the state’s hard-fought U.S. Senate race, in which a poll released on Wednesday ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Gop, South Carolina, John Roberts, U S Senate, Howe, Democratic National Committee, U S Court of Appeals, Wilkinson, Purcell, Childs, 4th Circuit, South Carolina GOP

Symposium: Ginsburg was a champion of voting rights, but mostly in dissent

This article is the first entry in a symposium on the jurisprudence of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Richard L. Hasen is the chancellor’s professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and the founder of Election Law Blog. He is the author, most recently, of Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy. During her tenure on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg unfailingly sided with voters in elect...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Citizens United, Arizona, Wisconsin, States, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, George W Bush, Republican National Committee, White, Gore

Morning Docket: 09.21.20

* Dr. Dre's estranged wife has filed a lawsuit claiming she co-owns the trademark to his name. Maybe she owns the "Dr." part... [Yahoo News] * Julian Assange was allegedly offered a presidential pardon in exchange for revealing the source of leaked Democratic National Committee emails. [Bloomberg Law] * A Florida attorney is in hot water over allegedly misappropriating client funds. [Daily Business Review] * An attorney has apparently gone from making $700,000 a year to $30,000 a year as a...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Law, Washington Post, Dnc, Julian Assange, Dr. Dre, Trump, Dre, Democratic National Committee, Yahoo News, Connecticut Law Tribune, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Tiktok, Jullian Assange

Democrats fear that on election night, it will look as though Trump has won in a landslide.

Axios reports.Way more Democrats will vote by mail than Republicans, due to fears of the coronavirus, and it will take days if not weeks to tally these. This means Trump, thanks to Republicans doing almost all of their voting in person, could hold big electoral college and popular vote leads on election night.Imagine America, with its polarization and misinformation, if the vote tally swings wildly toward Joe Biden and Trump loses days later as the mail ballots are counted. That is what this gro...
Tags: Law, America, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Don, Democratic National Committee, Ann Althouse, Election Emotion, 2020 Elections, Order And Chaos, Josh Mendelsohn, 2020 Election Meddling, VBM

Via 6-3 vote, SCOTUS refuses to vacate Eleventh Circuit stay that prevents certain persons with felony convictions from registering to vote

As reported in this CNBC piece, headlined "Supreme Court leaves in place Florida ‘pay-to-vote’ law aimed at felons," the Court this afternoon left in operation "a Florida law requiring those with felony convictions to pay fines before they may vote, potentially blocking about three-quarters of a million otherwise-eligible voters from the polls."  Here is more of the legal essentials:  The case concerned an a 2018 ballot initiative in which voters in the state ended the permanent disenfranchisem...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Court, Smith, Republican National Committee, Cnbc, Court of Appeals, The Supreme Court, Paul Smith, Democratic National Committee, Sotomayor, Kagan, Purcell, 11th Circuit

Interim Stat Pack for October Term 2019

OT 2019 has turned out to be a term of unexpected twists and turns. From coronavirus and an oral argument sitting in May — instead of March and April — with remote arguments for the first time ever, to fewer decided cases than in any term since the 19th century, to Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the court’s liberals in some of the most significant decisions of the term, nothing seems to be going according to common expectations. This interim Stat Pack contains data for all decided and ar...
Tags: Featured, Law, Georgia, Department Of Homeland Security, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, University Of California, Republican National Committee, John Roberts, Roberts, Alito, Democratic National Committee, Samuel Alito, Regents, Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh, Office of the Solicitor General

President Trump Loves Section 230 for Himself, Just Not for Anyone Else (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Jess Miers [Eric’s introduction: this is the second of a two-part series from Jess Miers, a 3L at SCU and my RA, providing historical context on Trump’s anti-social media statements, including the anti-Section 230 Executive Order from last month. See the first part.] Trump depends heavily on Twitter, and Twitter depends heavily on Section 230. Yet, Trump routinely and ironically disparages Section 230 on his Twitter account (as seen here , here , and, bizarrely, as 230 d...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Congress, Russia, Dnc, United States, Watson, Wikileaks, Barry, Russian Federation, Zuckerberg, Trump, John Barry, Eric, Donald Trump Trump, Donald J Trump

Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that involve, among other things, challenges to Arizona voting policies, such as its out-of-precinct policy, which does not count provisional ballots cast in person on Election Day outside of the voter’s designated precinct, and its ballot-collection law, which permits only certain people to handle another person’s completed early ballot; whether Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act compels states to authorize any voting practice th...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Arkansas, Connecticut, Arizona, Treasury, Democratic National Committee, U S Court of Appeals, U S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 3rd Circuit, Cases in the Pipeline, U S Department of the Treasury, Arizona Republican Party, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Laturner

SCOTUS for law students: COVID-19 and Supreme Court emergencies

Live teleconference oral arguments have been the most visible sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Supreme Court, and they have prompted copious coverage and commentary. However, the justices have also been busy with a steady flow of cases arising from the pandemic, mostly in the form of emergency stay requests. These COVID-19-related cases have covered a broad array of important rights and liberties, from voting practices to abortion services to immigration issues to prison condit...
Tags: New York, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Barack Obama, Austin, Pennsylvania, United States, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republican National Committee, Valentine, Abbott

Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the court issued a unanimous opinion in Opati v. Sudan, holding that the current version of the terrorism exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act allows punitive damages for preenactment conduct. Amy Howe analyzes the opinion for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. At Bloomberg Law, Kimberly Robinson reports that the ruling “revived a $4.3 billion punitive damage award against Sudan related to the twin al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in East Afr...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Bloomberg, House, Arizona, Wisconsin, Sudan, Npr, Times, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, Trump, Round-up, East Africa, Lyle Denniston

The pro-Biden talking point was the NYT did an investigation and found the Tara Reade allegations to be false.

So it's especially inconvenient that The Editorial Board of the New York Times is saying "Investigate Tara Reade’s Allegations/Americans deserve to know more about a sexual assault accusation against the likely Democratic Party nominee."Last year, this board advocated strongly for a vigorous inquiry into accusations of sexual misconduct raised against Brett Kavanaugh when he was nominated to a seat on the Supreme Court. Mr. Biden’s pursuit of the presidency requires no less. His campaign, and hi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Dnc, Nyt, Biden, National Archives, Democratic Party, Democratic National Committee, University of Delaware, Editorial Board, Ann Althouse, Brett Kavanaugh, Reade, Editorial Board of The New York Times, Roger Sweeny

Thursday round-up

At the Washington Legal Foundation’s Legal Pulse blog, Lawrence Ebner wonders, “given the unusual alignment of Justices” in Ramos v. Louisiana, in which a fractured court ruled on Monday that the Constitution requires a unanimous jury verdict in state criminal trials, “whether the Court’s application of stare decisis is truly principled, or whether it is just a case-by-case, result-driven expedient for saving or ditching a controversial, and even wrongly decided, precedent.” At the Clause 40 Fou...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Court, Bloomberg, Ap, Atlantic, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Oklahoma, DOE, Republican National Committee, Round-up, Foundation, Mark Sherman

Tuesday round-up

The Supreme Court announced yesterday that it will hear 10 hours of oral argument via teleconference in previously postponed cases between May 4 and May 13, with specific dates to be announced. At this blog, in a post that was first published at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe reports that “the court will provide live-audio access to the media – and that media access will be pooled – for both reporting and live-streaming purposes,” meaning that “live audio of the arguments will be available to the p...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Obamacare, New York City, Court, Bloomberg, Cnn, Wisconsin, Kansas, Npr, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Republican National Committee, Trump, Round-up

Monday round-up

Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, that on Saturday, “Planned Parenthood asked the justices to vacate a ruling by a federal appeals court and to allow ‘medication abortions’ – that is, abortions induced by taking two pills by mouth – to go forward while it challenges a near-total ban on abortions in Texas” imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. At The Hill, John Kruzel and Marty Johnson report that “[a]t the moment, Texas women are prohi...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington Post, Washington, Court, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, New York Times, Wisconsin, Republican National Committee, Round-up, Robert Barnes, Howe

Friday round-up

In an op-ed for The Washington Post (subscription required), Laurene Powell Jobs worries that “if the Supreme Court allows the Trump administration to terminate DACA” in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, “roughly 29,000 … DACA recipients who are health-care practitioners face the risk of termination and deportation just as a shortage of medical personnel is stretching hospital systems already overburdened by coronavirus.” Other looks at DACA recipients o...
Tags: Post, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Comcast, New York Times, Wisconsin, Times, Vox, Department Of Homeland Security, University Of California, Republican National Committee, Trump, Round-up, Adam Liptak, Linda Greenhouse

Thursday round-up

Alex Swoyer reports for The Washington Times (via How Appealing) that “[a]ccording to a new poll, Americans want to see the court, which has been shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic, back at work — remotely if need be — hearing oral arguments, including for highly watched cases concerning President Trump’s financial records.” At Reuters’ On the Case blog (via How Appealing), Alison Frankel talks to an advocate in one of the cases on the Supreme Court’s recently postponed April argument calendar, ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, New York City, Court, Atlantic, Wisconsin, Republican National Committee, Trump, Round-up, Reuters, Nra, Andrew Mccarthy, National Review, Alison Frankel, Democratic National Committee

Wednesday round-up

Joan Biskupic writes at CNN that the court’s ruling Monday in Republican National Committee v. Democratic National Committee, which blocked a lower court order extending the deadline for mailing absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s election because of the coronavirus pandemic, “reflects Chief Justice John Roberts’ cramped view of voting rights in America, a long-held position that has often favored Republican interests.” At Vox, Ian Millhiser argues that “the Court’s decision in Republican suggests t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, US, America, Cnn, Atlantic, Gop, Wisconsin, Kansas, Miami, Republican, Vox, Republican National Committee, Wall Street Journal, Round-up, Sonia Sotomayor

Justices block extension of absentee ballot deadline in Wisconsin

With an order that ended a day marked by twists and turns in the dispute over Wisconsin’s plan to hold its primary election tomorrow, the Supreme Court tonight granted a request by the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Wisconsin to block a lower-court order that had extended the deadline for absentee ballots to be submitted. by a sharply divided court means that in-person voting will go on tomorrow as scheduled; absentee ballots will be counted as long as they are eithe...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Wisconsin, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republican National Committee, Conley, Howe, Ginsburg, Democratic National Committee, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Republican Party of Wisconsin, Evers, Tony Evers, What's Happening Now

Wisconsin Republicans ask justices to intervene after lower court extends deadline for primary absentee ballots

In an emergency filing arising from the COVID-19 crisis, the Republican National Committee and Wisconsin Republicans tonight asked the Supreme Court to block a lower-court order that extended the deadline for Wisconsin votes to submit absentee ballots in the state’s upcoming primary election until April 13 – six days after the election, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7. Instead, Wisconsin Republicans urged the Supreme Court to make clear that all “absentee ballots must be postmarked (or p...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Wisconsin, Republican National Committee, Conley, Democratic National Committee, 7th Circuit, Wisconsin Supreme Court, What's Happening Now, Democratic Party of Wisconsin, William Conley, Brett Kavanaugh, U S Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, Wisconsin Republicans

They'll tell you who they're afraid of.

Texas & Oklahoma: Mini Mike Bloomberg will kill your drilling, fracking and pipelines. Petroleum based “anything” is dead. Energy jobs gone. Don’t vote for Mini Mike!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2020 AND:Former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile lashed out at RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel during a Fox News appearance, repeatedly telling McDaniel to “go to hell” for claiming the Democratic primary will be “rigged” against Sanders
Tags: Energy, Law, Bloomberg, Fox News, Rnc, Democratic National Committee, Mike Bloomberg, McDaniel, Texas Oklahoma, Donna Brazile, Ann Althouse, Ronna McDaniel, Trump 2020, Mike Donald J Trump

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