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‘Official’ ballot box battle from the 2020 election might spark a new state law

State Sen. Tom Umberg is confident that if the bill he’s pitching as a way to boost voter protections had been in place last fall, someone from the California Republican Party would be facing criminal penalties today. But as it stands, the issue Democrat Umberg hopes to fix — the clear labeling of ballot drop boxes — remains a legal gray area, with nobody of either political party facing legal problems connected to drop boxes from the 2020 election. The incident that got Umberg interested in the...
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Ballot box battle from the 2020 election might spark a new state law in ’21

State Sen. Tom Umberg is confident that if the bill he’s pitching as a way to boost voter protections had been in place last fall, someone from the California Republican Party would be facing criminal penalties today. But as it stands, the issue Democrat Umberg hopes to fix — the clear labeling of ballot drop boxes — remains a legal gray area, with nobody of either political party facing legal problems connected to drop boxes from the 2020 election. The incident that got Umberg interested in the...
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NSSF Welcomes Senate Hearing Protection Act Reintroduction

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) reintroduced the Hearing Protection Act. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the firearm industry trade association, proudly welcomes U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo’s (R-Idaho) reintroduction of the Hearing Protection Act. The legislation, S. 2050, is co-sponsored by 14 additional senators, all of who endorse the legislation that would provide greater access to firearm safety devices by regulating them in the same manner as a fi...
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Kurt Lash and the Canons of Constitutional Law

For the Symposium on Kurt Lash, The Reconstruction Amendments: The Essential Documents (University of Chicago Press, 2021)(2 vols.). In 1998, when Sandy Levinson and I wrote about the constitutional canon, we identified three basic kinds of canons. The pedagogical canon focuses on materials that to be taught in law schools (or universities). The academic theory canonfocuses on materials necessary (or helpful) for debates in constitutional theory. The cultural literacy canonincludes materials n...
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Senate Budget Would Allow GOP Leaders to Hire Lawyers in Ohio Map Disputes

Republicans in the Senate have added to their budget a provision that could directly affect the upcoming process to draw new maps for a 15-member Congressional delegation – down from 16 – and the Ohio House and Senate.
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Biden elevates tech antitrust crusader Lina Khan to FTC chair

The Senate confirmed Big Tech critic and prominent antitrust scholar Lina Khan as FTC Commissioner Tuesday. In a strong and surprising signal that the tech industry is overdue for some intense regulatory scrutiny, Biden elevated the newly-confirmed Khan to chair the agency the same day. Khan was confirmed in a 69-28 vote, with Republicans joining Democrats in a rare show of bipartisan support for Khan’s ideas on reining in tech’s most powerful companies. As FTC chair, Khan will replace Rebecca K...
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Tech antitrust crusader Lina Khan is confirmed as FTC commissioner

The Senate confirmed big tech critic and prominent antitrust scholar Lina Khan as FTC Commissioner Tuesday, signaling a new era of scrutiny for the tech industry. Khan was confirmed in a 69-28 vote, with Republicans joining Democrats in a rare show of bipartisan support for Khan’s ideas on reining in tech’s most powerful companies. An associate law professor at Columbia, Khan’s star rose with the publication of a landmark paper examining how the government’s outdated ways of identifying monopoli...
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Microsoft's Smith Says Secret Subpoenas Hurt US Tech Companies

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith criticized secret data subpoenas sent by the government to cloud providers like his company and Apple, saying gag orders on requests for personal information undermine freedoms and are hurting U.S. technology companies in Europe. From a report: Last week the New York Times reported that during the administration of former President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Justice demanded records from Apple relating to two Democrats on the U.S. ...
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California’s bullet train doesn’t deserve a cent of federal funding

California’s bullet train money pit doesn’t deserve a single cent of taxpayer money.  But last week, the federal government restored $1 billion in federal funding for the project the Trump administration attempted to pull back. The decision was a settlement between the United States Department of Transportation and the state of California, which filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s efforts. “This settlement is an important step in advancing an economically transformational project ...
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A former top staffer in AOC's office said he left his position earlier this year because he 'couldn't afford the job'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on slowdowns at the Postal Service ahead of the November elections on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC on August 24, 2020. Photo by TOM WILLIAMS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images A former AOC staffer said he left his position earlier this year because of low pay among Congressional staffers. In a Monday letter, the New York lawmaker called for a budget increase in orde...
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Rep. Barbara Lee says Biden putting US on course to end 'forever wars' with support for 2002 AUMF repeal

Debris are seen following a US-led coalition airstrike hits Headquarters of al Nusra Front in Aleppo, Syria on November 06, 2014. Ahmed Hasan Ubeyd/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images In 2002, Congress passed an Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq. In 2020, the AUMF was cited by the Trump administration to justify killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The White House on Monday announced its support for repealing the law. See more stories on Insider's business page. When the T...
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Congress looks to breakup Big Tech with bold new antitrust bills

Congressional lawmakers are targeting tech giants over antitrust concerns — and the proposed legislation could force them to overhaul or...
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Amazon is fighting against laws that could force it to verify third-party sellers' identities and give out their contact information

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has been lobbying against a new form of legislation called INFORM acts, Axios reports. These acts would force e-commerce sites to verify third-party sellers' identities and provide contact information to customers. Amazon and others argue the legislation would jeopardize third-party sellers' privacy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon has lobbied against new laws that would force it to investigate ...
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IRS chief asks Congress for more authority to regulate the crypto industry

IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig speaks at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on June 8, 2021. Senate Finance Committee The IRS wants more Congressional authority to conduct tax-collection operations for cryptocurrencies, the agency's commissioner said Tuesday. Commissioner Charles Rettig said the IRS needs a stronger hand to crack down on fraud. A 2022 budget proposal calls for the agency to receive $41 million to expand efforts to tackle cybercrime. See more stories on Insider'...
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More than 130 justice organizations urge Biden to fulfill campaign promise of ending solitary confinement

A protective custody cell in the county jail in Clearwater, Florida. AP Photo/Pinellas County Sheriff's Office During his campaign, Biden vowed to overhaul "inhumane" prison practices, like solitary confinement. Now, more than 130 social justice organizations are calling on the president to fulfill his pledge. In a letter sent to the administration this month, activists urged the president to "end the pain." See more stories on Insider's business page. As the Biden administration ...
Tags: Politics, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, The Times, Department Of Justice, Biden, Criminal Justice, Prison Reform, Kamala Harris, Congressional, Customs Enforcement, Solitary Confinement, Clearwater Florida


Soda sin taxes re-emerge in D.C., R.I. and Congress

No diet drinks in our pantry! (Photo by Kay Bell) Today we celebrate the sweet, iced or glazed, and often decorated treat we know as doughnuts. The first Friday of June each year is National Doughnut Day. On the other 364 days, though, many of us try to avoid calorie-heavy foods and beverages. And many lawmakers want to help us resist our collective sweet tooth by making such items more expensive. Specifically, they want to tack on new or additional taxes to the belt-busting products. In ...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Washington, Senate, United States, House, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Rhode Island, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Congressional, Kay Bell Today


After Chipman Flaunted His Antigun Bias Where Do Senators Stand?

By Larry Keane Chipman, who until recently was a lobbyist for Giffords gun control group, was nominated by President Biden to be the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).  IMG iStock Ilya Burdun 1204890463 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the bureau that has regulatory authority over the firearm industry admitted to the U.S. Senate he would ban firearms over enforcing laws a week ago and the question lingers. Does David Chip...
Tags: Guns, Montana, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Joe Biden, Maine, Alaska, Arizona, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, U S Senate, HARRIS, Congressional


Biden is signing onto Trump's trillion-dollar plans for new nuclear weapons

President Joe Biden in an electric Ford F-150 lightning at the Ford Dearborn Development Center in Michigan, May 18, 2021. Nicholas Kamm/Associated Press President Joe Biden's first defense budget, totalling $752.9 billion, continues a Trump effort to "modernize" US nuclear forces. That modernization could cost upward of $1.5 trillion over 15 years, and Biden's plan will only add to simmering debate about whether the US needs those nukes. See more stories on Insider's business ...
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GOP states cutting $300 unemployment benefits early will cost local economies $12 billion because people will have less money to spend, a bipartisan congressional committee said

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, worker restocks chicken in the meat product section at a grocery store in Dallas, TX in April 2020. LM Otero/AP Photo Ending unemployment benefits early could cost local economies dearly, a congressional committee said. The 25 GOP states ending $300 weekly payments early could cost themselves a collective $12 billion, it said. Texas alone could lose out on $3.51 billion in less than four months, the Joint Economic Committee said. See more stories on...
Tags: Texas, Trends, Gop, Ohio, McDonald, Congressional, Dallas TX, US Chamber of Commerce, Joint Economic Committee, COVID, FPUC, Grace Dean


Amazon confirms Prime Day will run June 21-22, an earlier than usual start

Amazon confirmed its annual sales event known as Prime Day will be held on Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22. Bloomberg had previously reported these same dates, citing leaked records. The once-a-year mega sale had typically been held in July, when the shopping season goes through its usual lull. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s Prime Day was delayed until October in most markets, including the U.S. Despite the changes, Amazon said small and midsize businesses generated mo0re tha...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Japan, Tech, Bloomberg, Amazon Prime, Dc, Jeff Bezos, Kristen Bell, Mindy Kaling, Alexa, Amazon Prime Day, Congressional, Karamo Brown, Amazon Music Unlimited, Karl Racine


A space telescope that could protect Earth from asteroids has been stuck in 'NASA mission limbo hell' - but it may finally escape

An artist's concept of an asteroid-hunting space telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech A future NASA space telescope could help track down 90% of asteroids big enough to crush New York. But efforts to launch such an asteroid observatory have failed to advance for years. Now, NASA's NEO Surveyor mission may finally move forward if it passes a key review in the coming weeks. See more stories on Insider's business page. An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city could be careening towards Ea...
Tags: Space, New York, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Asteroids, Telescope, Trump, Near-earth Objects, Congressional, Chelyabinsk, NASA JPL Caltech


If Chipman Nomination to Head ATF Isn’t in Trouble, It Should Be

ATF nominee David Chipman had a hard time defining a gun that he wants to ban. His nomination could be in trouble. (Screen snip, YouTube, Sen. Mike Lee) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- ANALYSIS: If David Chipman’s nomination to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives isn’t already in danger of being rejected by the U.S. Senate, it should be, considering the mounting opposition to Joe Biden’s pick, who has been working as a “senior policy adviser” for the past few years a...
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Indivisible is training an army of volunteers to neutralize political misinformation

The grassroots Democratic organization Indivisible is launching its own team of stealth fact-checkers to push back against misinformation — an experiment in what it might look like to train up a political messaging infantry and send them out into the information trenches. Called the “Truth Brigade,” the corps of volunteers will learn best practices for countering popular misleading narratives on the right. They’ll coordinate with the organization on a biweekly basis to unleash a wave of progress...
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Senator Ted Cruz, in Israel, calls on Biden to deliver more weapons to the country

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein/Pool via AP Israel and Hamas have been accused of war crimes for their tactics during 11 days of fighting. More than 200 Palestinians and 12 Israelis were killed. Sen. Ted Cruz is in Israel to look at the damage and called on Biden to support Israel's military. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Senato...
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Kyrsten Sinema called the Jan. 6 commission 'critical,' but missed the Senate vote

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Krysten Sinema missed the vote for the Jan. 6 commission, which she urged her GOP colleagues to support. Sinema's spokesperson said that the senator "would've voted yes" if she had been present. The moderate lawmaker has steadfastly rejected calls to end the Senate filibuster. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona on Friday missed the key vote...
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Report: US companies possibly gained from forced labor

CNN's Jake Tapper looks into a Congressional report that shows how US companies may have benefited from forced labor of Uyghur Muslims.
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'There's not one Scrooge McDuck, there's a lot of them': The Sackler family's sprawling wealth became the focus of a Purdue Pharma bankruptcy hearing

David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images A judge overseeing the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case said the company's wealth can't be tied to one person. "There's not one Scrooge McDuck, there's a lot of them," Judge Robert Drain said. If approved, the settlement would give the Sacklers immunity from future opioid-related lawsuits. See more stories on Insider's business page. A judge overseeing a landmark bankruptcy hearing involving Purdue Pharma, the maker of the o...
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Medical experts on TikTok are paying the price for stepping up against a 'ridiculous amount of myths" like taking Vitamin C for at-home abortions

Doctors and other medical experts use TikTok to spread information and debunk unverified claims on the app. TikTok TikTok prohibits misinformation that "can cause harm to an individual's physical health." Medical experts in various fields told Insider that the company behind TikTok has insufficiently moderated misinformation. Misleading or false info on the app goes beyond COVID-19 and can spread to other facets of medical content, creators told Insider. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Mississippi, Trends, Fbi, Abortion, Lincoln, Jack Dorsey, South Carolina, Sparks, Misinformation, Congressional, San Diego Mesa College, Mark Zuckerburg, Tech Insider


Senate retirement lost-and-found bill mirrors House measure

When it comes to funding a comfortable retirement, most of us look at every possible revenue stream. For some, however, the searching is more difficult. They are the owners of unclaimed retirement savings accounts. When enough time passes, the accounts essentially are lost. And it's a substantial amount that's sitting around waiting to be claimed. Recent studies published by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Financial Security found that in 2016, there were an estimated 70,000 un...
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George Floyd's brother says if Congress can protect bald eagles, they can 'make federal laws to protect people of color'

Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, talks with reporters with other family members after meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Washington Evan Vucci/AP George Floyd's brother urged Congress to pass police reform on the anniversary of his death. Philonise Floyd said if Congress can protect the bald eagle, they should also "protect people of color." Congressional leaders are working behind the scenes on bipartisan police reform. See mor...
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