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Supreme Court allows Pennsylvania, North Carolina ballots counted after Election Day: What to know

Recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court have allowed Pennsylvania and North Carolina to extend their deadlines for election officials...
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Less than 7% of bungling conservative operative Jacob Wohl's voter suppression robocalls reached a phone

Jacob Wohl, far-right conspiracy theorist and supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump interrupts mourners as people gather outside of the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington, U.S., September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, two conservative political operatives who have run numerous botched schemes over the past few years, are in legal trouble. They're facing a lawsuit in New York and indictments in...
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How A Last-Minute Appeals Court Order Has Injected Mass Voter Chaos Into A Swing State

A Thursday court order that indicated a U.S. appeals court was likely to reject ballots that arrived within Minnesota’s post-election grace period has injected chaos and a potential for major disenfranchisement into a state that President Trump has long been trying to flip. Under a consent decree that Minnesota had reached in state court litigation, election officials would count ballots that were postmarked by Election Day as long as they arrived within the week after Nov. 3. That message ha...
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9 upcoming Supreme Court cases where Amy Coney Barrett could be the deciding vote

President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after her confirmation vote passed in the Senate. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court this week, giving conservatives a 6-3 majority. That means that conservatives will have wider latitude in making major decisions, and can sideline Chief Justice John Roberts, who has occasionally sided with more liberal justices to deliver rulings. It also means that fraught issues like a...
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Court Order Separating Late-Arriving Ballots Signals Revival Of Tighter MN Deadline

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit signaled its willingness to revive Minnesota’s Election Day deadline for the receipt of mail-in ballots, undoing a seven-day extension that the state agreed to as part of a consent degree in a separate state court case. The appeals court strongly implied that it would ultimately remove from the final presidential count any late-arriving ballots, as it ordered election officials to separate ballots out that arrived in the period previously cover...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Gop, Voting Rights, Tierney Sneed, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, U S Court of Appeals, Clarence Thomas, Eighth Circuit, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch Samuel Alito


Supreme Court Decisions Last Night in the Pennsylvania and North Carolina Election Cases (with Vik Amar)

I am writing this post with my colleague Vik Amar.Last night the Supreme Court issued rulings in two election cases. We write in response to the statement issued by Justice Alito in the Pennsylvania case and the dissent by Justice Gorsuch in the North Carolina case. In the Pennsylvania case, the Court rejected a request by Pennsylvania Republicans to expedite (and consider before the election) their challenge to a ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court requiring election officials to count mai...
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Supreme Court allows North Carolina to extend deadline for receiving absentee ballots to 9 days after election

The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Wednesday to take up a challenge to North Carolina's decision to allow absentee ballots to be...
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SCOTUS Denies Republicans’ Request To Revive Tighter Ballot Deadlines In N.C.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied Wednesday two requests by Republicans that the court revive a tighter deadline for returning absentee ballots in North Carolina. The dispute centered on a consent agreement that the State Board of Elections reached as part of a lawsuit brought by voting rights advocates. The board agreed to extend the receipt deadline for mail ballots from three days after the election to nine days after the election. It also loosened up the rules around the state’s witness requi...
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Supreme Court Denies GOP Requests To Revive Tighter Ballot Deadlines In N.C.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied Wednesday two requests by Republicans that the court revive a tighter deadline for returning absentee ballots in North Carolina. The dispute centered on a consent agreement that the State Board of Elections reached as part of a lawsuit brought by voting rights advocates. The board agreed to extend the receipt deadline for mail ballots from three days after the election to nine days after the election. It also loosened up the rules around the state’s witness requi...
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Doom Headlines as Election Draws Closer; 2A Activists Need to Vote

News agencies are already suggesting Joe Biden will be the victor Nov. 3. Second Amendment advocates are pushing gun owners hard to ignore the rhetoric and vote. (Screen snip from the presidential debate, YouTube, C-SPAN) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- With the Nov. 3 election on the horizon, headlines are virtually declaring former Vice President “Shotgun” Joe Biden the winner, with reports from Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania all saying Biden will be heading to the White House on Jan....
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SCOTUS Deals Another Setback To PA GOP Effort To Cut Short Ballot Deadline

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t rush to consider before the election the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s request that the justices reinstate an Election Day deadline for absentee ballots in the state to be received. The fight over the deadline — which was extended by three days by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — has been one of the biggest flash points in the legal wars over pandemic voting. Wednesday’s order, which only indicated that the court won’t review the case before the election, by no ...
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The Legal Fight Over Trump Admin’s Rushing Of The Census Rages On

The voting rights groups and local governments that sued the Trump administration over its efforts to truncate the census filed an amended complaint Tuesday making new allegations about how the count is being rushed. The latest lawsuit pulls together some of the revelations that came out of the initial round of litigation, which focused on the administration’s move to cut off the census’ data collection a month earlier than was dictated by a schedule the Census Bureau laid out at the start of...
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'Barrett is like Jesus' for Evangelical voters: Why confirming a new Supreme Court justice before the election mattered more to Republicans than another coronavirus stimulus

President Donald Trump stands with newly sworn in U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court marks a huge victory for Republicans. Despite the criticism from Democrats for prioritizing her appointment over passing a new COVID-19 stimulus package, experts say the GOP was following a longstanding plan. If Republicans lose both the White House and Senate in 2020, they still have control over a crit...
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'Barrett is like Jesus': Here's why confirming Amy Coney Barrett before the election mattered more to Republicans than passing a coronavirus stimulus package

President Donald Trump stands with newly sworn in U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court marks a huge victory for Republicans. Despite the criticism from Democrats for prioritizing her appointment over passing a new COVID-19 stimulus package, experts say the GOP was following a longstanding plan. If Republicans lose both the White House and Senate in 2020, they still have control over a crit...
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Some (Old) Thoughts on the (Re)Emerging Article II Argument About Presidential Elections

 Justice Kavanaugh, perhaps remembering his role in Bush v. Gore, re-ups Chief Justice Rehnquist's argument there (calling it "persuasive[]") that Article II places limits on the power of state courts to interpret state statutes specifying the rules for selecting presidential electors. The argument focuses on the text: Article II says that electors shall be chosen "in such manner as the Legislature ... shall direct."Suppose a litigant says that the statutes so specifying are unclear in some way....
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Ohio Dems Begin Push Against Portman For 2022

Following U.S. Senator Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) vote in favor of confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court this week, Ohio Democrats are looking for a challenger to run against him in 2022.
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Push is on in Wisconsin to return outstanding ballots

By Scott Bauer | Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline to receive and count ballots, as Democrats had wanted. “This is an all-hands-on-deck final push,” said Ben Wikler, who chairs the Wisconsin Democratic Party, which has been advocating absentee voting more aggressi...
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Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline to receive and count ballots, as Democrats had wanted.
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Wisconsinites Scramble To Get Votes In Early Following Supreme Court Ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline to receive and count ballots, as Democrats had wanted. “This is an all-hands-on-deck final push,” said Ben Wikler, who chairs the Wisconsin Democratic Party, which has been advocating absentee voting more aggressively than Republicans. But th...
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U.S. Supreme Court's divisions in voting cases put spotlight on Barrett

Divisions within the U.S. Supreme Court exposed in its decision preventing a deadline extension for mail-in ballots in Wisconsin indicate how new Justice Amy Barrett Coney Barrett could cast a decisive vote in similar disputes as the Nov. 3 election approaches. The decision Monday evening kept in place a Wisconsin policy that mail-in ballots must be in the hands of election officials by the close of polls on Election Day. The decision was issued minutes before the Republican-controlled U.S. Se...
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Photos: ‘Handmaids’ protest Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation in LA

Sammy Peace, 23, joins Handmaids as they protest the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, October 26, 2020. Some activists fear that woman will lose reproductive rights, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade, with Barrett on the court. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Handmaids protest the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court in downtown Los Angeles on Mo...
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Barrett Asked to Recuse Herself from Pennsylvania Ballot Dispute

Justice Amy Coney Barrett was asked on Tuesday to recuse herself from a Supreme Court case regarding a disputed extension for mail-in voting in Pennsylvania.The state has allowed elections officials to accept mail-in ballots postmarked by November 3 that are received up to three days after general elections. Republicans in Pennsylvania challenged the policy over what they argued was essentially an extension of election day, which "could destroy the American public’s confidence in the electoral s...
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NSSF Praises Senate Confirmation Swearing in of Amy Coney Barrett

The NSSF applauds the swearing in of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. IMG: Rachel Malehorn  CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=93339375 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- NEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF, the trade association for the firearm industry, praised the U.S. Senate confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court by Justice Clarence Thomas in a White House ceremony. Justice Barrett fills the vacancy on the court left following the passing of Justice ...
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Trump’s Justices Have Finally Spelled Out Their Hardcore Approach To Election Disputes

A Supreme Court order that backed a Wisconsin voter restriction served as a jumping off point for two President Trump-appointed justices to air a hardcore approach to election disputes. The approach they laid out could prove pivotal in the event of a contested presidential election in which Trump is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn state court decisions that favor his opponent. In an 18-page, error–filed concurring opinion, Justice Brett Kavanaugh leaned into the Supreme Court’s cont...
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Barrett confirmed as 115th justice

The Senate on Monday night confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the fifth woman to serve on the court. The 48-year-old Barrett fills the seat previously held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18 of complications from pancreatic cancer. The 52-48 vote capped a meteoric rise for Barrett, who spent almost all of her career as a law professor who was well regarded but little known outside academic circles. And for conservatives, the vot...
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Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett, Locking In Conservative Control Of SCOTUS

The Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, making her the third Trump nominee to reach the high court. Her confirmation is the culmination of the decades-long effort by the conservative legal movement to remake the federal judiciary in its image. By putting her on the court just a week before the election, Senate Republicans have prioritized those long term goals over the short term political price their vulnerable members may pay at the ballot box next we...
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Senate Confirms ACB; Furious Warren Calls Process ‘Corrupt and Illegitimate’

Senate Confirms ACB; Furious Warren Calls Process ‘Corrupt and Illegitimate’ IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- By a 52-48 Senate vote Monday evening, Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, igniting a backlash from angry Democrats whose fury may have been best represented by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who branded Barrett’s ascension to the high court as a “corrupt and illegitimate process.” But it was vehemently anti-gun Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut who laid ...
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NRA-ILA: The Incredible Shrinking Gun Control Message

Anti-gun lawmakers up and down the ballot, and even anti-gun organizations, have made the calculated decision to avoid gun control messaging in a year wracked by uncertainty. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Throughout the two presidential debates and single vice-presidential debate, the moderators did not ask a single question about gun control or the right to keep and bear arms. The dearth of coverage on Second Amendment issues at the debates follows a larger trend. Anti-gun lawmakers up ...
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Distortions and Smears Surround California’s Affirmative Action Bid

Amid the chaos of nationwide racial violence and lawlessness, proponents of Proposition 16 — on the California ballot in November — claim the need for state-sanctioned racial preferences in order to fight alleged systemic racism.Prop 16 aims to overturn Proposition 209, passed in 1996 by California voters, which prohibits racial preferences and discrimination in admissions to public universities, and in hiring and contracting for state jobs.Many Prop 16 supporters talk of the “failed experiment”...
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Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring. It's a tactic the GOP already has employed in recent years with state supreme courts when they have controlled all levers of state political power. Republican governors in Arizona and Georgia have signed bills passed by GOP-dominated legislatures to expand the number of seats on their states’ respective high courts.
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