Author Archives: IMN ADMIN

“The Electoral Reform Imperative to Address Our Polarization Crisis”

April 14 event: The U.S. has an outdated election system that leaves Americans unrepresented while the country faces a polarization crisis. Most countries have chosen an electoral system very different to the one used in national elections in the United … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


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“Defying Republicans, Big Companies Keep the Focus on Voting Rights; A coalition of 60 law firms has joined business leaders about the need for companies to use their clout to oppose state legislation that would make it harder to vote.”

NYT: As corporate America continues to push back against a wave of restrictive voting laws under discussion across the United States, Big Law is joining the fight.A coalition of 60 major law firms has come together “to challenge voter suppression legislation … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


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Can Climate Change Affect Redistricting?

Just ran across this story on the 12 most gerrymandered House districts, according to some experts The Fulcrum surveyed in 2019. Here is the comment on this district, OH 9, from Jason Fierman, founder and managing director of The Redistrict … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Richard Pildes


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8th CA County Top Election Officer Resigns Since November, Sign of a National Problem

This is a big problem (and not just in CA): Now, months before a likely recall election followed by the 2022 campaign season where political maps will be redrawn and voters will need help navigating the changes, California finds itself in the … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


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“Scoop: Trump campaign boosted by unsuspecting state GOPs”

Axios: Federal regulators are probing financial reporting discrepancies stemming from an effort to funnel $75 million through state Republican parties to the national GOP effort to reelect Donald Trump, Axios has learned.Why it matters: In comments to Axios and filings with … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


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FUAMI Defies Vaccine-Passport Requirement by Florida Festival & Counters It with “NO Yellow-Badge for Floridians” Campaign

The South Beach Wine and Food Festival will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination (Vaccine Passport) in defiance of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis signed an executive order banning Covid-19 “vaccine passports” in the state of Florida. FUAMI (Florida Unites Against Mandated Insanity) is organizing a major protest and demonstration to be held in front of […]

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Boiling Frogs
Sibel Edmonds


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Honored to be Appointed to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States

President Biden’s Commission on the Supreme Court includes several academic figures with ties to the election-law field, including Guy-Uriel Charles, Michael Kang, Heather Gerken, Bertrall Ross, and me, as well as the Commission’s Co-Chair, Bob Bauer. It’s a terrific group … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Richard Pildes


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House Ethics Committee opens Gaetz investigation

The House Ethics Committee on Friday opened an investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz over an array of alleged lawbreaking and violations of House rules stemming from a federal sex trafficking inquiry.Among the alleged Gaetz improprieties that the ethics committee could examine are sexual misconduct, sharing inappropriate images in the Capitol, illegal drug use and acceptance of bribes.For the sophomore Florida Republican, the House probe is only the latest threat to his political future. It follows the news that a close associate, Joel Greenberg, is expected to plead guilty to a range of federal crimes and enter a potential cooperation deal with prosecutors that could add to the growing case against Gaetz.Gaetz has sharply denied the allegations and suggested he’s the victim of an extortion plot that negates the evidence against him. It’s not Gaetz’s first tangle with the Ethics Committee. In 2019, the panel conducted an inquiry into Gaetz’s Twitter

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Politico News - Congress
By Kyle Cheney and Nicholas Wu


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Clyburn optimistic Congress can close 'Charleston loophole' on gun purchases

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn thinks Congress can pass bipartisan legislation on stricter gun background checks rules and federal guidelines on “red flag” laws despite staunch Republican opposition, he said Saturday. In March, the House passed a Clyburn-sponsored bill increasing the waiting time required for background checks from three business days to 10. “Why is it so important to get a gun in three days? What’s wrong with 10 days? We wait 30 days to get something in the mail when we order it online,” the South Carolina Democrat said in an interview on MSNBC Saturday morning. “I believe that there are more and more people coming to that conclusion. I think that we can get a bipartisan bill done. I do believe that if the Senate were to get the bill to the floor, I think it’ll pass.”Clyburn’s legislation aims to close the so-called “Charleston loophole,” which allows people

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Politico News - Congress
By Ben Leonard


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Rep. Crenshaw says he will be temporarily blind after emergency eye surgery

Rep. Dan Crenshaw will be “effectively blind” for about a month and “off the grid” for the coming weeks after emergency eye surgery, the Texas Republican announced Saturday. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, lost an eye in an IED blast in Afghanistan, which also caused “extensive damage” to his other retina. Within the past few days, Crenshaw said he had begun to experience “dark, blurry spots” that were affecting his sight, after which he went Thursday to an ophthalmologist, where he learned that his retina was in the process of detaching. Crenshaw said the news was “terrifying” and the prognosis “very bad.” “Anyone who knows the history of my injuries knows that I don’t have a ‘good eye,’ but half a good eye,” Crenshaw said in a statement. “It was always a possibility that the effects of the damage to my retina would resurface, and it appears that is exactly

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Politico News - Congress
By Ben Leonard


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