Mueller’s Indictment Shows the Way for Russians to Legally Try to Influence Our Elections Next Time

I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: The Mueller indictment of 13 Russian nationals for interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election offers a remarkably detailed account of a complex plot to sow discord and influence the presidential contest in … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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Newsbud Exclusive- DOJ Indictment of Debunked Russian Influence Op Reeks of Hypocrisy.

On February 16, the US Justice Department indicted more than a dozen Russian nationals for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential campaign. It singled out a Russian company, the Internet Research Agency (also known as Glavset) based in Saint Petersburg, which is said to be responsible for influence operations on behalf of the Russian government.
The indictment, filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, charges the defendants “posted derogatory information about a number of candidates” and engaged in operations to support the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. The DOJ claims the activity had the stated goal of “spread[ing] distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general.”
According to the indictment, the activity amounts to “information warfare against the United States of America” launched on social media, primarily on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. “By 2016, the size of many [Internet Research Agency]-controlled groups” on social media,

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Kurt Nimmo


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“Interactive: Compare proposed fixes for Pa.’s gerrymandered congressional map”

Nice tool over at Philly.com. … Continue reading →

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“Docs: Top GOP officials lobbied for straight-ticket ban”

Detroit News: Top ranking Michigan Republican Party officials lobbied lawmakers to ban straight-ticket voting in late 2015 despite concerns from a key GOP lawmaker that the change could increase Election Day wait times, according to new court filings from attorneys seeking to … Continue reading →

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CAC Letter Urges Rejecting DOJ Request to Add Citizenship Question to Census Questionnaire

Read it here. … Continue reading →

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Russian Operatives Raised Fake Voter Fraud Claims Against Democrats, Mimicking Claims of Trump and Members of Fraudulent Fraud Squad

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Rick Hasen


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Mitt Romney announces he's running for U.S. Senate in Utah

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March 5 Noon Event in NYC: “Judging Scalia: Richard L. Hasen, Author of “The Justice of Contradictions” in Conversation with Professor Kate Shaw”

Really looking forward to this (but you need to register for the event): Judging Scalia: Richard L. Hasen, Author of “The Justice of Contradictions” in Conversation with Professor Kate Shaw March 5, 2018 Noon Location Cardozo School of Law Room … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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Justice Scalia Recognized the Constitutionality of Some Gun Control Measures, And For That He Was Criticized as Not Sufficiently Originalist

Cass Sunstein column on Justice Scalia’s Heller opinion: Justice Scalia’s opinion did not come close to embracing the arguments made by those who invoke the Second Amendment as an all-purpose weapon against democratic efforts to prevent the murder of high-school … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Adviser”

NYT reports.   … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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