Newsbud Exclusive- “Emails, Servers & Pant Suits: Americas Two-Tiered Justice System!!”

The second paragraph of the United States Constitution states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal” (Held, 2016). Most Americans take immense pride in this simple ideology. It has heralded as a cornerstone from which the Republic was built. But is it true? Are all men created equal? Or, […]

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Lt. Colonel Tim Ferner (Ret)


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“Judge rules for lawmakers: No primary elections for NC judges”

News and Observer: In the first year in decades that all judicial races will be partisan races, North Carolina will not have primary elections that allow the political parties to winnow the names of candidates who will appear on ballots … Continue reading →

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Wisconsin: “Democrats seek to bring redistricting case back to Supreme Court before 2020 elections”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin Republicans are claiming victory with Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to send a lawsuit over the state’s legislative boundaries back to a lower court without addressing whether the map is constitutionally drawn. But Democrats say the ruling doesn’t put … Continue reading →

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“The Best Way to Fix Gerrymandering Is to Make It Useless”

Lee Drutman NYT oped: Reformers could certainly try again next year, perhaps finding new approaches to avoid the shoals of standing. But a better approach would be to revamp the antiquated electoral institution that makes elaborate districting schemes both possible … Continue reading →

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Today’s Must-Read: Jessica Huseman of ProPublica: “How the Case for Voter Fraud Was Tested — and Utterly Failed”

This is a very well done look at the first real court case testing the claims of the Fraudulent Fraud Squad, including von Spakovsky and Kobach. Enjoy. … Continue reading →

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“Latino Residents File Suit to Replace Islip Town’s System of Electing Council Members”

Press release via email: A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that the at-large voting system of the Town of Islip violates the Voting Rights Act by systematically preventing members of Islip’s Latino  community from electing candidates of their choice … Continue reading →

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“Justice Kagan is Obi Wan Kenobi”

Guy Charles for the ACS Blog on Gill. … Continue reading →

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‘The Republicans’ new Katrina’: GOP fears backlash to splitting families

Republicans want to talk about tax cuts. Instead, they’re talking about kids in cages.Rather than touting lower taxes and a steady job market, House and Senate Republicans are being forced to answer for President Donald Trump’s contentious immigration policies — whether it’s separating migrant kids from their parents, removing DACA protections or building a border wall. And that’s likely bad news heading into November.“The whole thing is a hot mess,” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), who opposes splitting up families at the border but otherwise supports the administration’s stepped-up enforcement policies.Even as the White House blames Congress for the crisis at the border, GOP lawmakers are struggling to craft a proposal that unites their own party, let alone one that can win bipartisan support and become law. And with no congressional solution in sight, Hill Republicans worry that Trump’s immigration crackdown could swamp their success on the economy and overshadow

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GOP senators scramble for a fix to separating immigrant families

Senate Republicans are racing to come up with a solution to stop the separation of parents from their children on the border with Mexico.Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas is working to come up with a legislative fix for the Trump administration’s practice of splitting up families that cross the border illegally. Cornyn is leading a small group of Senate Republicans who recognize that Congress may have to step in and do something if President Donald Trump won’t back down.“You can keep families intact and enforce the law,” Cornyn said. “The solution is up to us, and if Democrats don’t want to work with us to solve the problem, shame on them. But we think we can come up with a reasonable way to solve the problem of family separation that is humane and compassionate.”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) separately plans to introduce a bill that would add 375 more

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Republicans dispute watchdog's conclusion about political bias at FBI

Top House Republicans sharply criticized the Justice Department’s internal watchdog Tuesday for writing in a report last week that political bias did not appear to lead the FBI to recommend against charging Hillary Clinton in 2016 over her handling of classified information on a private email server.Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report provided examples of senior FBI officials exhibiting negative attitudes toward President Donald Trump, but he said those feelings did not appear to affect their investigation of Clinton. Some of the same investigators in 2016 launched the FBI’s investigation of contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign.Republicans strongly disagreed with that conclusion.“They prejudged the outcome of the Hillary Clinton investigation before it ended,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said at a hearing with Horowitz Tuesday. “They prejudged the outcome of the Russia investigation before it even began.”“If that’s not evidence of outcome-determinative bias, for the

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