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Montana Must Call Bull on Bullock

Second Amendment Supporters Can Make A Major Montana Gain iStock-884194872 Montana – -( The upcoming United States Senate election in Montana is one that should not be close. Yet, if you look at projections from RealClearPolitics, the race between incumbent Steve Daines and Steve Bullock is a toss-up. For Second Amendment supporters, this should not be that close at all. We’ve covered this race before, but when so much is at stake, including whether or not we could see the Supre...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Montana, Senate, Reagan, Bloomberg, United States, Mitch McConnell, Michael Bloomberg, Sandy Hook, Steve Bullock, Harold, National Rifle Association, Schumer, Charles Schumer, Steve Daines

Fox host Lou Dobbs says 'I don't know why anyone' would vote for Sen. Lindsey Graham

Fox News host Lou Dobbs. John Lamparski/Getty Images Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Friday slammed GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, saying that South Carolina voters should reject the three-term senator at the ballot box this year. Dobbs expressed exasperation that the heads of Twitter and Facebook would not testify before the Senate regarding allegations of anti-conservative bias until after the November election. "I don't know why anyone in the great state of South Carolina would ever vote for L...
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2020 election updates: Senate debates Amy Coney Barrett confirmation; Trump casts 'very secure vote' for himself

The Senate convened Saturday for a rare weekend session to debate Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump Votes In-Person After Years Of Casting His Ballot Absentee

President Donald Trump, a repeated absentee voter, broke with tradition on Saturday by appearing at library in Florida’s Palm Beach County to cast his ballot in person, a move that comes after repeatedly condemning mail-in voting. “It was a very secure vote, much more secure than when you send in a ballot,” Trump said on Saturday according to NPR, after telling reporters that he had “voted for a guy named Trump.”  Vice President Mike Pence also voted early a day earlier in Indianapolis....
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Supreme Court, White House, Joe Biden, Indianapolis, Ap, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Npr, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Palm Beach County

Senate GOP pushing Barrett ahead past Democrats' blockade

The Senate opened a rare weekend session Saturday as Republicans raced to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court and seal a conservative majority before Election Day despite Democratic efforts to stall President Donald Trump's nominee.
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Voting 2020 live updates: Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama; Delaware voters won't be forced to wear masks

President Trump expected to vote in West Palm Beach. Delaware voters don't have to wear masks. Advice on how to vote. Latest news from across the U.S.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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'Of course not': McConnell responds to questions about whether there are health issues the public should be warned about concerning his bruised hands

Photos of bruises on Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell's hands and mouth raised concerns about his health on social media. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images After photos of his bruised hands raised concerns about his health, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters he does not have health issues.  When asked if there are any health concerns the public should know about, he answered "of course not" and said the bruises raise "no concerns," CNN reported.  His mouth had appe...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Cnn, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, Trump, McConnell, Amy Coney Barrett, Inyoung Choi, Stefani Reynolds Getty, KentuckyAmy McGrath

Joe Biden has promised to tackle systemic racism head on. He can start by appointing diverse judges and cabinet members.

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden puts his protective face mask back on and adjusts it as he departs after speaking about President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and answering questions from reporters during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Should Biden win, he must appoint the most diverse cabinet and judiciary in history, says five Black lawmakers in ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Trends, Joe Biden, Arizona, Wisconsin, Department Of Justice, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Doj, Justice Department, Black, Department Of Education, Department Of Health, Democratic Party

Supreme Court sides mostly with Republicans in last-minute voting cases

More rulings on election procedures with mail-in ballots in key battleground states are expected before Nov. 3
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Pennsylvania Top Court Says Mail-In Ballots Can’t Be Rejected Over Signature Mismatches

The state's Supreme Court ruled that officials cannot reject mail-in ballots solely because of signature discrepancies.
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Graham’s Closing Argument Muffled As Barrett Confirmation Slips Under The Radar

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was supposed to put his uncomfortably close reelection race to rest with his starring role in an October drama: the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.  The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, Graham got a gavel and the limelight as he shepherded conservatives’ dream judge onto the bench despite the heat of Democratic fury. He could at once contribute to the Trump administration’s radical transformation of the judiciary, emphasize his imp...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Washington, Senate, Graham, Msnbc, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Cnbc, Courier, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Harrison, Barrett

A Court Fight Is Brewing Over A Ballot Slip-Up Affecting 29K Pittsburgh-Area Voters

Republicans have gone to federal court to make it easier for them to challenge the ballots of  nearly 29,000 Pittsburgh-area voters who were caught up in ballot-sending flub in recent weeks. The court fight stems from a mail vendor screw-up that resulted in 28,879 Allegheny County voters being sent the wrong ballots. Election officials have since sent those voters the correct ballots, and have created a process to prevent those voters from having their votes counted twice if they send bot...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Pennsylvania, Gop, Pittsburgh, Gore, Trump, Voting Rights, Bush, Tierney Sneed, Allegheny County, Ranjan, GOP U S House, J Nicholas Ranjan, Andrew Szefi, Thomas Breth

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

ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Debate Doesn’t Move The Needle It was President Trump’s last best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign. But even with a more subdued performance, the debate Thursday night failed to shake up the race, with polls showing Trump trailing Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Trump threw a lot against the wall during the 90-minute debate, little of it decipherable: Biden got money from Russia! Biden’s brother got money in Iraq! And on and on it went. The President also made a number of racis...
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Dauntless Melvin Of Morningside Heights

Whatever became of the radical lawyer who brought RBG into the A.C.L.U.?
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Morningside Heights, Amy Coney Barrett, Melvin Wulf

McConnell moves to shut down debate on Barrett nomination, setting up final vote just days before election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, brushing aside Democratic concerns over the expedited timeframe for confirming Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, moved on Friday to cut off debate and set up a final confirmation vote eight days before the election.
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California shouldn’t reverse course on criminal justice reforms

Proposition 20, the Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection Initiative, is one of the most contentious items on the statewide ballot because it would undo significant criminal justice system reforms passed by California voters in recent years at the very moment that many other states are finally starting to make needed reforms. Although the initiative deals with topics like police power and incarceration rates, it was placed on the ballot before the national conversation on racial injust...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lausd, Criminal Justice, John Phillips, California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Legislative Analyst 's Office, Guest Commentary, Alix Ollivier, Criminal Sentencing Parole, Supporters of Prop

Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 US lives before March, mitigating the worst of this 3rd coronavirus surge

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US's total coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February, according to a new University of Washington model. Nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of the country wore masks, the model found. Mask-wearing, the researchers wrote, could delay the need for lockdowns and mitigate the worst of the fall-winter surge. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 60% of Americans say they always wear ...
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Ninth Circuit District Judge Delivers Another Superbly Written Court Order

The GOA reports on the Thode V Becerra amicus brief. iStock-1055138108 U.S.A. –-( On 23 September 2020, Judge Roger T. Benitez issued another impressive order in a case involving the Second Amendment. A number of California residents, firearm businesses, special interest groups, foundations, and a political action committee have organized to sue California AG Xavier Becerra et al, to challenge the constitutionality of California's complex net of regulations for the ownership and...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, California, Virginia, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Bolton, Goa, Cuba, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, DOE, Sierra Club, Thompson, Miller, Second Amendment, Trump

FPC Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Vote to Advance Judge Barrett

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is being demonized by the gun prohibition lobby. (Screen snip, C-SPAN) U.S.A. –-( The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee for voting to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Senate. “As we recently explained, the American people need and deserve a strong Supreme Court majority that will do what the Constitution’s text and liberty compel,” said FPC President Brandon Combs. “The Senate Judiciary Committee did the right ...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Senate, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Barrett, United States Supreme Court, FPC, Firearms Policy Coalition, California New Jersey, Brandon Combs, Gun Rights News, Richard Thomson, Firearms Policy Coalition FPC, Amy Coney Barrett

Petitions of the week: Deadlines for attorneys’ fees, the elements of burglary and more

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to decide, among other things, the filing deadline for attorneys’ fees under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and whether Georgia’s burglary statute qualifies as a prior conviction under the Armed Career Criminal Act. Richardson v. Omaha School District concerns the deadline that parents face in seeking to recoup their attorneys’ fees after prevailing in administrative proceedings under the Individuals with Disabilit...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Georgia, United States, Chad, Huntress, Avery, Lee, The Supreme Court, Richardson, Carey, U S Court of Appeals, Wells Fargo Co, Guam

Census takers fall short of target goal in US count

By Mike Schneider | Associated Press From tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana, census workers who go door to door were unable to reach all the households they needed for a complete tally of the U.S. population, a count that ended abruptly last week after a Supreme Court ruling. Community activists, statisticians and civil rights groups say racial and ethnic minorities are historically undercounted, and shortcomings in the 2020 census could set the course of life in...
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Pa. ballots can't be tossed out over voter signature, court says

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday on a key concern surrounding an avalanche of mail-in ballots in the presidential...
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Lisa Murkowski Won’t Say How She’ll Vote On Amy Coney Barrett

But the Republican senator keeps saying she opposes an election-year Supreme Court confirmation. What gives?
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Lisa Murkowski, Amy Coney Barrett

Senator Hirono’s Double Standard

The biggest controversy arising from Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings last week was the fact that she said she “would not discriminate on the basis of sexual preference.”How was that controversial?According to some Senate Democrats, using the term “sexual preference” is “shameful and offensive.”Patty Murray, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, wrote on Twitter: “Judge Barrett using this phrase is shameful and offensive—and it tells us exactly what we need to know about how she vie...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Hawaii, Biden, Vox, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Huffington Post, Murray, Richard Blumenthal, National Review, Capitol, Merriam Webster, Barrett

Dozens of legal experts throw weight behind Supreme Court term limit bill

More than two dozen constitutional law experts on Friday voiced support for a bill that would establish 18-year term limits for Supreme...
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Amy Coney Barrett confirmation: What to expect in the Senate over the next four days

What's next in the process to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
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Lindsey Graham stands firm behind Amy Coney Barrett - but back home his bid for re-election is on shaky ground

‘Lindsey Graham flip flops. You’ve gotta stick to your guns, man,’ Harrison voter says of senator’s handling of Supreme Court pick
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Lindsey Graham, Harrison, Amy Coney Barrett

Friday round-up

Yet another important dispute over election rules is up at the Supreme Court, as Republicans on Thursday asked the justices to issue an emergency order blocking an extension of the absentee-ballot deadline in North Carolina. Chief Justice John Roberts ordered the supporters of the extended deadline (which include state election officials and a nonprofit group) to file a response by Saturday afternoon. The North Carolina dispute joins two other high-profile requests for emergency relief that are ...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, California, Georgia, Wisconsin, Ohio, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Round-up, John Roberts, Kate Smith, Sarah Mucha, CBS News Supreme Court, Ellie Wittman Bernadette Tasy

Stimulus Package Update: While Politicians Negotiate, Economic Damage Continues

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