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Arizona's top election official details 'a constant barrage of harassment' during unprecedented GOP-backed ballot recounting

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs reads a statement prior to certifying the election results for federal, statewide, and legislative offices and statewide ballot measures at the official canvass at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Phoenix. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool Arizona's top election official is receiving harassment during continued election controversy. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told Insider that it's making it harder for her office to do its job. ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington, Senate, China, Trends, Gop, House, Arizona, Hobbs, Republican, Ross, Phoenix, State, Capitol, PHOENIX Arizona


DoJ warns Arizona officials over 2020 election audit

By Stephanie Becker and Chandelis Duster | CNN The Justice Department on Wednesday issued a warning in the Republican-run Arizona Senate-ordered audit of the 2020 election ballots, saying the audit could be in violation of federal voting and civil rights laws. The warning comes amid scrutiny over the audit of nearly 2.1 million ballots from Arizona’s largest county, Maricopa, where election officials previously found no evidence of widespread voter fraud or other issues during the state’s 2020 p...
Tags: Asia, Politics, News, Republicans, Senate, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, Arizona, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, State


Facebook is reportedly paying its Oversight Board 6-figure salaries only for it to tell the company to solve its own problems

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23, 2019 Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook pays Oversight Board members six-figure salaries, The New Yorker reported. The Oversight Board recently criticized Facebook for skirting responsibility in banning Trump. The Board requested Facebook review its decision to ban the former president within six months. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook reportedly pays lofty salaries to members of its 'Supreme Court'...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Trends, Accenture, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, The New Yorker, Trump, Board, Andrew Harnik, Stanford Law, AP Facebook, Tech Insider


For Trump and Facebook, judgment day is around the corner

Facebook unceremoniously confiscated Trump’s biggest social media megaphone months ago, but the former president might be poised to snatch it back. Facebook’s Oversight Board, an external Supreme Court-like policy decision making group, will either restore Trump’s Facebook privileges or banish him forever on Wednesday. Whatever happens, it’s a huge moment for Facebook’s nascent experiment in outsourcing hard content moderation calls to an elite group of global thinkers, academics and political f...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Supreme Court, Social Networks, Minneapolis, Stanford, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, Nick Clegg, President, Computing


Facebook's Oversight Board will announce its decision on the future of Donald Trump's banned account on Wednesday

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Facebook suspended Donald Trump's account on January 7, after the Capitol Siege. The Facebook Oversight Board has received a record number of comments related to the case. After five months of review, the board will announce its decision on May 5. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Facebook Oversight Board said it will announce its decision on the future of former President Donald Tr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Elections, News, Supreme Court, Youtube, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Stanford Law, Tech Insider, Oversight Board, Pamela Karlan


Trump submitted an appeal directly to Facebook's Oversight Board, which will rule whether he's allowed back on the platform, according to a new report

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Former President Donald Trump appealed to the Facebook Oversight Board, Channel 4 News reported. The Oversight Board will decide whether Facebook should reinstate Trump's account.  An Oversight Board spokesperson confirmed it received a "user statement" regarding Trump's case. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former president Donald Trump appealed directly to Facebook's Oversight Bo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Trends, Denmark, Donald Trump, New Yorker, Zuckerberg, Trump, Board, US Capitol, Stanford Law, Helle Thorning Schmidt, Tech Insider, Oversight Board


Facebook's Oversight Board members reportedly earn 6-figure salaries and only work 'about 15 hours a week'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23, 2019 Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook pays Oversight Board members six-figure salarys, The New Yorker reported. The 20-member Oversight Board can overrule Facebook's decisions on content moderation. Content moderators for Facebook reportedly earn less than $29,000 a year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook reportedly pays lofty salaries to members of its 'Supreme Court' that can overrule Mark Zuckerberg.The ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Trends, Accenture, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, The New Yorker, Trump, Trump Facebook, Andrew Harnik, US Capitol, Stanford Law, AP Facebook


Donald Trump reportedly called Mark Zuckerberg and asked him to make changes to the panel that's now responsible for reviewing Trump's ban from the platform

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Former President Trump reportedly called Mark Zuckerberg to critique Facebook's Oversight Board. The New Yorker reported new details of the Facebook Oversight Board's creation on Friday. The Oversight Board will rule on whether to reinstate Trump after getting suspended in January. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Donald Trump reportedly called Mark Zuckerberg while he was president...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Australia, US, Trends, Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Pam, Stanford Law, Cambridge Analytica, Tech Insider


Facebook Oversight Board says other social networks ‘welcome to join’ if project succeeds

The Facebook Oversight Board has only been operational for a short time, but the nascent project is already looking ahead. In a conversation hosted by the Carnegie Endowment Thursday, Oversight Board co-chair and former Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt painted a more expansive vision for the group that could go beyond making policy decisions for Facebook. The board co-chair said that if the project proves to be a success, “other platforms and other tech companies are more than we...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Denmark, Biden, Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Trump, Facebook Facebook, Alex Stamos, Helle Thorning Schmidt, Oversight Board, Content Moderation, Pamela Karlan


Facebook's 'Supreme Court' that has the power to overrule Mark Zuckerberg just handed down its first decisions - these are the Oversight Board's first 20 members

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images In late 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious plan: to create an independent oversight board. The board can overrule Facebook's content moderation guidelines, and can even overrule Zuckerberg. Last week, the group made its first rulings on disputed content. It overturned 4 out of the 5 cases it saw. The board consists of 20 people, including a former prime minister, a Nobel laureate, and human ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Supreme Court, India, Africa, US, Trends, Features, Policy, South Africa, Pakistan, Islam, New Zealand, Denmark, Silicon Valley


Lawyer For Plaintiffs In Landmark SCOTUS Case On Gay Rights Explains Why They Won

Pamela Karlan, the attorney who represented the plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case that ruled in favor of LGBTQ workplace protections, asserted on Monday that the stunning victory was a result of simply following the law as written. During an interview on MSNBC, Karlan said the blockbuster decision “follows directly from the text of Title VII” in the 1964 Civil Rights Act. “Title VII says you can’t fire a worker because of that worker’s sex,” she explained. “If you have two workers...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Lgbtq, Trump, Bobby, Pete, Gorsuch, Neil Gorsuch, Cristina Cabrera, Pamela Karlan, Karlan


A look back at 2019: A tale of two terms?

Any review of a calendar year at the Supreme Court necessarily includes two different terms: the term that ends in June and the new one that begins in October and will run into the following year. But a look back at 2019, in particular, reveals two very different terms. In the wake of the June 2018 retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who for many years had been the court’s “swing justice,” and the contentious confirmation hearing for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Kennedy’s successor, the term tha...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Mississippi, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, California, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, White House, Lgbt, New York City, Alabama, Department Of Defense


Trump-Hating Leftists Are No Friends of the Constitution

Opinion Trump-Hating Leftists Are No Friends of the Constitution USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Law professor Pamela Karlan did more than cross the line in taking a cheap shot at President Donald Trump's son, Barron Trump, in her pro-impeachment testimony. In openly demonstrating her strong personal animus against Trump, she disqualified herself as an expert witness. Don't get me wrong; I'm not intimating that these proceedings have anything to do with evidence. They are merely a ruse to formalize ...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Guns, Politico, US, America, Barack Obama, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Barber, Trump, Don, PAUL, Barron, Matt Gaetz


Justice Alito’s desperation move

In the Title VII cases just argued in the Supreme Court, the argument that discrimination against gay people is straightforward.  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans discrimination based on sex, and says that discrimination means any treatment of a person in a manner which but for the person’s sex would be different.  LGBT discrimination is an instance of such treatment: an employee who dates women is “homosexual” only if that employee is female. In yesterday’s oral argument, Justice Alito...
Tags: Supreme Court, Stanford, Branding, Hopkins, Alito, Andrew Koppelman, Price Waterhouse, Pamela Karlan, Karlan


A “view” from the courtroom: Pop culture and protocol

Things were already going to be a little crazy outside the Supreme Court for today’s arguments in the Title VII cases. So, the discovery of two suspicious packages on the plaza this morning is most unwelcome. The packages are investigated by the authorities, but they disrupt foot and vehicular traffic around the court just as argument time approaches. The building remains open, and reporters are escorted up to the courtroom well before 9:30 a.m., which gives us the chance to scope out the scene....
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Wall Street Journal, Laverne Cox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Stanford University, New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, Minnesota Twins, Pat, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor


Argument analysis: Justices divided on federal protections for LGBT employees (UPDATED)

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include discussions of exchanges between Chief Justice John Roberts and advocate Pamela Karlan in Bostock v. Clayton County, and between Justices Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito and advocate David Cole in Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars employment discrimination “because of … sex.” This morning, in a packed courtroom, the Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether Title VII protects gay, lesbian and transge...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Stanford, Switzerland, Michigan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Francisco, Title VII, Anthony, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, HARRIS, American Civil Liberties Union, Richard Posner


Divided Supreme Court weighs LGBT people’s rights

By MARK SHERMAN and MATTHEW BARAKAT WASHINGTON — A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, with one conservative justice wondering if the court should take heed of “massive social upheaval” that could follow a ruling in their favor. With the court’s four liberal justices likely to side with workers who were fired because of their sexual orientation or transgender status, the question in two...
Tags: Business, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, Uncategorized, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Lgbtq, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Laverne Cox, Stanford University


A “view” from the courtroom: Two-minute warning

There is an air of anticipation as spectators gather in the courtroom for the first day of the new term. Already, there are people in line for Tuesday’s arguments on whether Title VII covers sexual orientation or transgender status in the workplace. In the cafeteria this morning, I meet a recent law school graduate who is fourth in line and is taking a breakfast break. (Apparently, the members of the overnight line look out for each other and allow for restroom and meal breaks.) But before we ge...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Stanford, New Orleans, Kansas, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, Thomas, Peter, Northwestern University, Sonia Sotomayor, Stewart


Frankfurter’s Conception of Judicial Legitimacy – and Ours

Or Bassok In a recent post , Neil Siegel describes a “major concern expressed during the partisan gerrymandering litigation before the Supreme Court over the past two terms”— “that the Court’s public legitimacy may suffer if it holds that federal courts may adjudicate the merits of political gerrymandering claims.” Siegel identifies this concern with “Justice Frankfurter’s dire predictions about the consequences for the Court’s legitimacy of subjecting malapportioned legislatures to judi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Court, West Virginia, Yale, Federal Reserve, Baker, Hamilton, Branding, Dennis, Guest Blogger, Carr, Alexander Hamilton, SCHMIDT, Supreme Courts, SIEGEL


Heritage Foundation’s Ethically Dubious Law Clerk ‘Training Academy’ Suspended

The Heritage Foundation’s “training academy,” set up to groom law clerks for prominent judicial posts, has been suspended after the New York Times published the questionable requirements of the program, including secrecy about the teaching participants received there in exchange for the financial backing of “generous donors” who allowed them to complete the program. Some legal experts told the Times that it is inherently problematic for a very conservative group to secretly train future judge...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, New York Times, Times, Heritage Foundation, Federalist Society, Stanford Law, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Pamela Karlan, Kate Riga


Argument analysis: Justices weigh threats to free speech against constraints on local policing

About midway through Tuesday’s oral argument in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Justice Elena Kagan provoked audience laughter with a remark to Shay Dvorertzky, the attorney for the city. She observed that Pamela Karlan, who represents plaintiff Fane Lozman, had had “some difficulty with hypotheticals” during her argument. “But you,” she told Dvoretzky,” might have some difficulty with the facts of your case.” More than just a laugh line, Kagan’s comment encapsulated two points around which sev...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Alaska, Wall, Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor, Wade, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, 9th Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Iqbal, Sotomayor


"Breakfast Table Redux: Dahlia Lithwick, Mark Joseph Stern, and Pamela Karlan chew over the recently completed Supreme Court term."

"Breakfast Table Redux: Dahlia Lithwick, Mark Joseph Stern, and Pamela Karlan chew over the recently completed Supreme Court term." Slate has posted online this new installment of its "Amicus" podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Pamela Karlan, Dahlia Lithwick Mark Joseph Stern


Friday round-up

As the Supreme Court term draws to a close, the justices have stepped up their output, holding an extra session yesterday to release opinions in three cases. Mark Walsh provides a “view” from the courtroom for this blog. At Crime and Consequences, Kent Scheidegger notes that the “theme out of the United States Supreme Court [yesterday was] materiality.” The first decision was in Maslenjak v. United States, in which the justices held that the government cannot denaturalize someone for making fals...
Tags: Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington Post, Massachusetts, United States, Liberty, Davis, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Washington Post, Turner, Montgomery, Greenhouse


National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars Conference Announcement

From Andrew Coan: The Rehnquist Center is pleased to announce the inaugural National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars. The conference will be held at the Westward Look Resort in Tucson, Arizona, on March 16-17, 2018. Its goal is to create a vibrant and useful forum for constitutional scholars to gather and exchange ideas each year. Adrian Vermeule will deliver a keynote address. Distinguished commentators for 2018 include: ·          Jamal Greene ·          Aziz Huq ...
Tags: Branding, Georgetown, Tucson Arizona, JB, Adrian Vermeule, Rehnquist, Frank Michelman, Jamal Greene, Reva Siegel, Cristina Rodriguez, Aziz Huq, Andrew Coan, Rehnquist Center, Westward Look Resort, Pamela Karlan, Robin West