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  • Immediate Attention: Minnesota Mail in voters

    10/29/2020 4:12:57 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 17 replies
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  • Second court blocks Trump's order to exclude undocumented immigrants from census

    10/22/2020 8:35:31 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 22 2020 | Harper Neidig
    A federal court in California on Thursday ruled against President Trump's order to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count for apportioning congressional seats, dealing the administration its second court loss over the July executive memorandum. A panel of three judges for the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California ruled that the memo was unconstitutional and violated laws governing the census. "The policy which the Presidential Memorandum attempts to enact has already been rejected by the Constitution, the applicable statutes, and 230 years of history," the panel wrote in a 90-page decision. The order forbids the Commerce...
  • Church's Challenge To California COVID-19 Limits Rejected Again

    10/19/2020 6:21:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 10/17/10 | Howard Friedman
    In South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom, (SD CA, Oct. 15, 2020), a California federal district court refused to grant a preliminary injunction to a church that challenged California's current COVID-19 restrictions on worship services. The state limits plaintiffs’ indoor worship services to the lesser of 25% of building capacity or 100 people. The church had earlier unsuccessfully appealed a challenge to an earlier version of state restrictions all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. (See prior posting.) According to the district court: Plaintiffs now argue ... that California’s “scientific pronouncements” are “largely baseless,” and that by “all...
  • Debunking the Fourth Circuit's Insane Transgender Ruling in Grimm v. Gloucester

    10/16/2020 7:38:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | October 16, 2020 | Jay Tucker
    On August 26, 2020 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its decision in the case of Gavin Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board. The decision declared that rights of the plaintiff Gavin Grimm, a female student who considers herself male, were violated because the school board denied Grimm the right to access the boys' restroom and refused to amend school records to call her "male" after a court had ordered the state of Virginia to issue a new birth certificate indicating Grimm as a male. In justifying its opinion, the Court made many findings of fact...
  • Supreme Court Sides with Trump Administration to End 2020 Census Count

    10/13/2020 2:41:17 PM PDT · by wrrock · 13 replies
    TG ^ | 10/13/2020 | Evan
    -The Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for the Trump administration to end field operations for the 2020 census, blocking a lower court ruling that had prolonged the count. -As is usual for emergency situations, the ruling came in an unsigned order. -Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented.
  • Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration To End Census Early October 13, 20205:06 PM ET

    10/13/2020 2:45:20 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | 13 Oct 2020 | HANSI LO WANG
    The Trump administration can end counting for the 2020 census after the Supreme Court approved a request for now to suspend a lower court order that extended the count's schedule. The high court's ruling, following an emergency request the Justice Department made last week, is the latest turn in a roller coaster of a legal fight over the timeline for the count... Justice Department attorneys say the Census Bureau is under pressure to meet a legal deadline of Dec. 31 for reporting to the president the first set of census results — the latest state population counts that determine each...
  • Supreme Court Lets Trump Officials End Census Count Early

    10/13/2020 3:19:40 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 17 replies
    Bloomberg | 10/13/2020 | Greg Stohr and Joel Rosenblatt
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  • Court grants temporary stay, allowing Texas governor's directive for limited drop box locations to continue

    10/11/2020 9:53:55 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | October 10,2020 | Hollie Silverman
    A federal appeals court on Saturday granted a temporary administrative stay, allowing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's directive for one location per county for ballot drop boxes to remain in place for now. The grant from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit means the directive from Abbott, a Republican, will stand until the court has considered the state's motion for a stay on its merits. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had filed an emergency motion Saturday for a stay pending appeal to block a district court order that would have allowed county officials to accept hand delivery...
  • Appeals court blocks further construction on Trump border wall

    10/10/2020 10:44:39 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/20 | CELINE CASTRONUOVO
    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that President Trump’s use of emergency powers to allocate millions of dollars in funding for the construction of a southern border wall was illegal, the latest blow to the Trump administration’s effort to limit immigration. In the 2-1 decision, the court upheld a December 2019 district court summary judgment in favor of a request from the advocacy groups the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition against Defense Secretary Mark Esper, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and “all persons acting under their direction ... from using military construction funds...
  • Federal judge blocks Gov. Abbott’s order limiting number of mail ballot drop-off sites in Texas

    10/09/2020 9:48:47 PM PDT · by Coronal · 25 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 9, 2020 | James Barragán
    AUSTIN -- A federal judge in Austin blocked Gov. Greg Abbott’s order limiting the number of mail ballot drop-off sites a county can have. In an order issued late Friday night, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman of Austin put on hold Abbott’s order thereby allowing counties to have multiple mail ballot drop-off sites. The order said agents of the state are blocked from taking any action to inhibit election administrators from offering more than one drop-off location for ballots in their respective counties. The decision, issued by a Barack Obama appointee, is a blow to Abbott who argued the drop-off...
  • Court reinstates fraud conviction for Hunter Biden business partner

    10/08/2020 5:26:17 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/08/2020 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Devon Archer was convicted of defrauding the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of bond-sale proceeds. Hunter Biden was not implicated in the scheme, which defrauded the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of the proceeds of bond sales. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File/AP Photo A federal appeals court reinstated the fraud conviction of Hunter Biden’s former business partner on Wednesday, reversing a lower court judge who had granted his request for a retrial. Hunter Biden was not implicated in the scheme, which defrauded the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of the proceeds of bond sales. But the scheme was committed under...
  • Supreme Court declines to reinstate medical abortion restriction

    10/08/2020 4:08:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 08 2020 | John Kruzel
    The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to act on a Trump administration request to reinstate a rule mandating that abortion-inducing drugs be taken in the presence of a doctor Instead, the justices returned the case to a federal trial court in Maryland and gave the judge there 40 days to rule on the administration's request. The administration is expected to ask the judge to either lift or narrow an order he entered in July that suspended a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule requiring women to take abortion pill in the presence of a doctor. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang,...
  • Court Blocks Extension of Wisconsin Absentee Ballot Deadline

    10/08/2020 12:22:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 08 2020 | BREITBART NEWS
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a decision to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin, in a win for Republicans who have fought attempts to expand voting across the country. If the ruling stands, absentee ballots will have to be delivered to Wisconsin election clerks by 8 p.m. on Election Day if they are to be counted. Results of the presidential race in the pivotal swing state would be known within hours of polls closing. Democrats almost certainly will appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Rewrite of State Election Law by District Court Judge — The Battle Is Joined

    10/05/2020 8:03:13 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 41 replies
    Redstate ^ | October 05 2020 | Shipwreckedcrew
    Late Monday afternoon the Supreme Court issued a “Stay” with regard to an order from a South Carolina federal district court judge who rewrote a provision of South Carolina election law due to the impact of COVID 19. Judge Julianna Michelle Childs, an appointee of President Obama, granted an injunction for Plaintiffs preventing the South Carolina election officials from enforcing a provision of South Carolina election law requiring a witness signature on an absentee ballot envelope. Judge Childs set for the relief being sought by the plaintiffs as follows: SNIP But the Supreme Court’s emergency “stay” prevents Judge Childs order...
  • Georgia: Appeals Court Rules Against Extending Deadline for Voters to Return Absentee Ballots

    10/03/2020 12:13:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 02 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    A federal appeals court on Friday voted against extending the deadline for voters to return their absentee ballots in the state of Georgia. The Atlanta Constitution-Journal reports: A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided 2-1 to grant a stay of a judge’s ruling that would have allowed voters three more days to return their absentee ballots.
  • Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

    09/25/2020 5:31:20 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept 25, 2020 | AP
    A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September and ordered the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue for another month through the end of October, saying a shortened schedule likely would produce inaccurate results. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in California made her ruling late Thursday, two days after hearing arguments from attorneys for the Census Bureau, and attorneys for civil rights groups and local governments that had sued the Census Bureau in an effort to halt the 2020 census from stopping at the end of the month. Attorneys for...
  • JUST IN: 7th Circuit stays district court injunction allowing Wisconsin ballots postmarked by Election Day to be counted if received up to 6 days later.

    09/27/2020 11:22:22 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 27, 2020 | Josh Gerstein
    7th Circuit stays district court injunction allowing Wisconsin ballots postmarked by Election Day to be counted if received up to 6 days later. No list or count of judges backing the order. No rationale given.
  • Appellate court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting extension

    09/27/2020 5:11:20 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 19 replies
    apnews ^ | 9/27/20 | TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Sunday temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s presidential election, a momentary victory for Republicans and President Donald Trump in the key presidential battleground state. As it stands, ballots will now be due by 8 p.m. on Election Day. A lower court judge had sided with Democrats and their allies to extend the deadline until Nov. 9. Democrats sought more time as a way to help deal with an expected historic high number of absentee ballots.
  • Appellate court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting extension

    09/27/2020 5:13:47 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 26 replies
    Happy,Happy! MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Sunday temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s presidential election, a momentary victory for Republicans and President Donald Trump in the key presidential battleground state. more at link above:
  • Seventh Circuit Overturns Obama Judge Ruling That Would Have Extended Wisconsin’s Election by a Week

    09/27/2020 6:55:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/27/2020 | Streiff
    <p>Last week, a Wisconsin judge declared that instead of having to be present on Election Day to be counted, absentee ballots postmarked by 8 p.m. Election Day could be counted so long as they arrived up to six days later.</p>