Our States-Our Liberties & A Declaration: What Can Be Done

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Boiling Frogs
Sibel Edmonds


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“Referring Former President Trump’s Suspension From Facebook to the Oversight Board”

Big news: Today, Facebook is referring its decision to indefinitely suspend former US President Donald Trump’s access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts to the independent Oversight Board. The board was established last year to make the final call on some of the … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


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Programming Note: #ELB Blog Slowdown (at Least for Now)

Back on November 24, I noted a temporary blog slowdown as I completed work on a book manuscript and contemplated the future of ELB. As regular readers know, that slowdown never happened, because election law remained deeply relevant as President … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


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“Trump Departs Vowing, ‘We Will Be Back in Some Form’”

Maggie Haberman for the NYT: President Donald J. Trump left Washington aboard Air Force One for a final time on Wednesday, the iconic plane creeping along the runway so the liftoff was timed to the closing strains of Frank Sinatra’s … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


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“Biden Ends Trump Census Policy, Ensuring All Persons Living In U.S. Are Counted”

Hansi Lo Wang for NPR: One of President Biden’s first executive actions has reversed former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented policy of altering a key census count by excluding unauthorized immigrants. The change ensures that the U.S. continues to follow more than two … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“Trump leaves QAnon and the online MAGA world crushed and confused”

Politico: The pardons went to Democrats, lobbyists and rappers, with nary a “patriot” among them. The mass arrests of Antifa campaigners never came. The inauguration stage at the Capitol, full of America’s most powerful politicians, was not purged of Satan-worshipping … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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Peters poised to lead Senate Democrats’ campaign arm

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) is poised to become the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2022 cycle as Democrats seek to defend their control of the 50-50 split Senate, according to multiple people familiar with the internal deliberations.Peters is beginning his second term after winning a narrow victory over Republican John James in Michigan last year in one of just two competitive races featuring Democratic incumbents defending their seats. Democrats took control of the Senate majority after flipping four seats — in Arizona, Colorado and both Georgia seats — and losing just one, in Alabama.The DSCC chair is selected by incoming Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who previously ran the committee for two cycles in 2006 and 2008, and has led the party’s political strategy as Democratic leader for the past four years. Peters emerged as the frontrunner recently, according to two people familiar with the discussion who

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Politico News - Congress
By James Arkin


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Senate confirms Biden’s pick for national intelligence director

The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. intelligence agencies on Wednesday evening, just hours after the new commander-in-chief took office.Avril Haines, Biden’s pick to serve as director of national intelligence, was confirmed by an 84-10 vote, winning bipartisan support from senators. Haines is Biden’s first Cabinet-level official confirmed by the Senate.Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) cleared the way for a vote earlier Wednesday after initially resisting speedy confirmation of her nomination. According to a source familiar with the matter, Cotton wanted Haines to answer a question centering on efforts to prosecute CIA officers who might have been involved with the government’s so-called enhanced interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists.“[Haines] clarified in a private setting that she had no intention to open up those investigations and expose operations officers inside the CIA to criminal prosecutions or adverse employment action,” Cotton said on the Senate floor after lifting his objection.Any

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Politico News - Congress
By Andrew Desiderio and Burgess Everett


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Democrats officially control the Senate after final members are sworn in

Democrats are now officially in charge of the Senate, capping the best day for the party in 12 years. Chuck Schumer became majority leader late Wednesday afternoon, following the swearing in of Democratic Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of Georgia and Alex Padilla of California by Vice President Kamala Harris. The Senate “will turn to Democratic control under the first New York-born majority leader in American history, a kid from Brooklyn, the son of an exterminator and a housewife, descendents of victims of the Holocaust,” Schumer said in his maiden speech as majority leader. “That I should be leader of this new Senate majority is an awesome responsibility.” Schumer, who was minority leader for four years, will be also be the first Jewish majority leader. And Ossoff and Warnock are the first Jewish and Black senators, respectively, to represent Georgia, which hasn’t sent a Democrat to the Senate in

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Politico News - Congress
By Marianne LeVine


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#NY22: “Judge orders Oneida County to review 1,000+ rejected ballots in Brindisi-Tenney race”

Syracuse.com: State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte has ordered the Oneida County Board of Elections to go through more than 1,000 ballots in the 22nd Congressional District race, more than 70 days after the election was held.It’s the latest turn … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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