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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...
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Charge, please: Apple will pay $113M to settle 34-state ‘batterygate’ lawsuit

Apple has to 34 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations that it broke consumer protection laws when it systematically downplayed widespread iPhone battery problems in 2016. This is in addition to the half billion the company already paid to consumers over the issue earlier this year and numerous other fines around the world. The issue, as we’ve reported over the years, was that a new version of iOS was causing older (but not that old) iPhones to shut down unexpectedly, and...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Mobile, Facebook, Lawsuit, Hardware, Government, Tech, Arizona, District Of Columbia, Brnovich, Batterygate, Facebook FTC, Mike Brnovich


Arizona's GOP AG says election was fair, and if there was a 'conspiracy, it apparently didn't work'

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) shot down conspiracy theories surrounding the state and how it ran its election, telling Fox Business host Neil Cavuto on Wednesday afternoon that "if indeed there was some great conspiracy, it apparently didn't work."As of Wednesday morning, President-elect Joe Biden leads President Trump by fewer than 13,000 votes in Arizona, with less than 50,000 votes left to count. Brnovich said that Democrats lost some races and Republicans won, and "it came d...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Arizona, Biden, Fox Business, Trump, Neil Cavuto, Ivanka Trump, Gop Ag, Martha McSally, Brnovich, Mark Brnovich R, Maricopa County Superior Judge


A Guide To 2020 Election Laws And Lawsuits

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The run-up to Election Day this year has seen records for early voting (nearly 100 million people as of Monday) — and for the volume of election-related litigation. It’s unclear how long it will take for a victor to emerge in the presidential contest, particularly given the pandemic-driven surge in Americans...
Tags: Florida, England, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Senate, Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, Gop, Arizona, Wisconsin, Miami, Michigan, Green Party, Republican Party, Republican


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...
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Google's own engineers said the company 'confuses users' on privacy settings that are now the subject of a lawsuit

Google's data-collection practices are coming under increasing scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators. Yves Herman/Reuters Arizona sued Google in May, accusing it of deceiving users about privacy settings and collecting their location data even after they opted out.In a less redacted version of the lawsuit released last week and first reported by the Arizona Mirror, Google's own engineers said the company "confuses users" and even employees.One engineer said Google's user interface "fee...
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Google's own engineers admitted that the company 'confuses users' on privacy settings that are now the subject of a lawsuit

Google's data collection practices are coming under increasing scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators. Yves Herman/Reuters Arizona sued Google in May, accusing it of deceiving users about privacy settings and collecting their location data even after they opted out.In a less redacted version of the lawsuit released last week and first reported by the Arizona Mirror, Google's own engineers admitted that the company "confuses users" and even employees.One engineer said that Google's user ...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, European Union, Ap, Arizona, Lawsuits, Antitrust, Associated Press, Location Tracking, Data Privacy, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Mark Brnovich, US Justice Department, Google Amazon Apple


Google Sued by Arizona Over Location Data and Alleged Consumer Fraud

Google has been hit by a lawsuit filed by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, alleging the search giant deceived its users in order to collect location data from their phones. From a report: The company generates the vast majority of its revenue through its massive advertising operation, which is buttressed by personal information Google collects when people use its products. But users were "lulled into a false sense of security" because Google led users to believe they disabled settings for...
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Arizona sues Google over 'deceptive' location tracking

PHOENIX — Google kept tabs on the whereabouts of its users even if they had turned off location tracking, an Arizona official alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.The suit filed by Attorney General Mark Brnovich stemned from an investigation that began after The Associated Press reported on Google's location tracking in 2018.The suit alleges Google violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and it seeks to claw back profits from the tracking.“Every company has a responsibility to be truthful t...
Tags: Google, Technology, News, Ap, Arizona, Associated Press, Phoenix, Mark Brnovich, Maricopa County Superior Court, Brnovich


Arizona Election Official Stymied In Attempt To Blast Out Ballots Amid Poll Closures

Arizona’s top election officials have been enmeshed in a legal fracas surrounding mail-in voting after the state’s most populous county announced 78 poll closures just days before its primary. The state lacked sufficient cleaning supplies to keep all the locations open amid the coronavirus outbreak. The remaining 151 polling places will all be considered vote centers, meaning that voters can cast a ballot at any of the sites no matter their precinct. But that wasn’t enough for Maricopa County...
Tags: News, Usps, Arizona, Hobbs, Donald Trump, State, Fontes, Mark Brnovich, Maricopa County, Maricopa County Superior Court, 2020 Elections, Democratic presidential primary, Brnovich, Kate Riga, Katie Hobbs, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes


This Week In Voting Rights: MO GOP Revives Push To Undo Redistricting Reform

Missouri Redistricting Fight Heats Up: Missouri Republicans are trying yet again to dismantle the anti-gerrymandering constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2018. Like attempts in the past, the current proposal would also overhaul redistricting so districts are equalized by citizen adults, rather than total population — the same, anti-immigrant, GOP-favoring power grab that appeared to be the motivation behind the failed census citizenship question. A filibuster blocked the legislature f...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Gop, Arizona, Appeals Court, Voting Rights, Tierney Sneed, Mark Brnovich, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Brnovich, Weekly Primers, Arizona s Republican, Felon Voting Rights


Arizona Official Smuggled Pregnant Women Into the U.S. and Paid Them to Give Up Their Babies: Authorities

Photo Illustration by The Daily BeastAn Arizona official faces charges in two states for his alleged role in an international adoption fraud scheme that involved smuggling pregnant women into the U.S. from the Marshall Islands and then paying them to give up their babies, according to court documents.Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen was charged Tuesday night with 11 felony offenses, including human smuggling, the sale of a child, and communications fraud, the Utah Attorney General’s Office...
Tags: Utah, News, California, Gop, Philippines, Hawaii, Arizona, Medicaid, Marshall Islands, Jesus Christ, Petersen, Reyes, Maricopa County Republican Party, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mesa, Mark Brnovich


Arizona attorney general sues Tempe over lease tax breaks

PHOENIX (AP) — State Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to rule that Tempe violated state law in using property lease tax breaks as economic development incentives. Brnovich on Thursday filed a special-action lawsuit against Tempe at the instigation of a legislator who invoked a state law allowing legislators to obtain […]
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GOP Attorneys General Support Citizenship Question On Census

A Trump administration plan to ask people if they are U.S. citizens during the 2020 census has prompted a legal uproar from Democratic state attorneys general, who argue it could drive down participation and lead to an inaccurate count. Yet not a single Republican attorney general has sued — not even from states with large immigrant populations that stand to lose if a census undercount of immigrants affects the allotment of U.S. House seats and federal funding for states.In fact, many GOP attorn...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, News, Maryland, California, Mexico, Barack Obama, Pennsylvania, Gop, Arizona, Ohio, Ryan Anderson, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Donald Trump


Arizona attorney general bans 2 telemarketing businesses

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has banned two telemarketing businesses from operating in the state for six years. Brnovich said Friday that First Progress, Nortec Strategies and their owner, Eli Rabadi, also will have to pay more than $22,000 in restitution to consumers. The attorney general’s office launched an investigation into the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Arizona, Phoenix, Mark Brnovich, Nation & World, Brnovich, First Progress Nortec Strategies, Eli Rabadi


Attorney general says counties can maintain own voter rolls

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says county election officials can maintain separate voter databases but are legally required to send voter information to the secretary of state’s office. Brnovich also said in an opinion released Monday that Secretary of State Michele Reagan can’t refer public records requests or legal subpoenas to counties […]
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Japan wants to rollback regulations for financial technology startups - here's why it could be bad for the US

NEW YORK — Japan's push to attract innovative financial technology startups to the country could spell trouble for the US. On Wednesday, Japan's prime minister, Shinzō Abe, said the government is moving forward with a plan to rollback regulations on some fintech startups to help spur the development of emerging technology and drive growth in the country. "When one wants to conduct a world-first trial, such as with new financial services made possible through fintech, it is impossible to p...
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Japan wants to roll back regulations for financial technology startups — here's why it could be bad for the US

NEW YORK — Japan's push to attract innovative financial technology startups to the country could spell trouble for the US. On Wednesday at the New York Stock Exchange, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government was moving forward with a plan to roll back regulations on some fintech startups to help spur the development of emerging technology and drive growth in the country. "When one wants to conduct a world-first trial, such as with new financial services made possible through fint...
Tags: Apple, Japan, UK, New York, Singapore, US, Trends, Shinzo Abe, Silicon Valley, New York Stock Exchange, Business Insider, Abe, Berenguer, Inaki Berenguer, Brnovich, New York Japan


Theranos ordered to refund Arizona test buyers $4.65 million (Video)

Theranos Inc. has agreed to refund $4.65 million to patients in Arizona who purchased its controversial blood test. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said everyone who paid for a test will receive a full refund, whether the test results were voided or corrected. Theranos sold about 1.5 million blood tests in 2013-16 to more than 175,000 Arizonans. According to the Brnovich's office, Theranos reported that 10 percent of the tests were voided or corrected. The Palo Alto-based company, foun...
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Theranos Rx: Attorney general orders blood test company to pay back $4.65M to Arizonans (Video)

Theranos Inc. has agreed to refund $4.65 million to patients in Arizona who purchased its blood test. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said everyone who paid for a test will receive a full refund. Between 2013 and 2016, Theranos sold about 1.5 million blood tests to more than 175,000 Arizonans. According to the AG's office, Theranos reported that 10 percent of the tests were voided or corrected. Brnovich said all 175,000 Arizona customers will be reimbursed the full amount they paid for...
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