Monthly Archives: April 2019

“GOP appeals Michigan gerrymandering ruling to Supreme Court”

Detroit News: Michigan legislative and congressional Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a blockbuster ruling that the state’s political maps must be redrawn because of an unconstitutional gerrymander of “historical proportions.”  Attorneys for GOP lawmakers on Tuesday filed notices … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“GOP Advances Bill That Could Let Missouri Exclude Non-Citizens From Redistricting”

TPM: The Missouri legislature moved one step closer on Monday to putting on the ballot a measure that would gut an anti-gerrymandering initiative passed by voters last year. The proposal, if it becomes law, would set the stage for the state to … Continue reading →

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Thoughtful Review of My Scalia Book by Christopher Krewson in the Law and Politics Book Review

THE JUSTICE OF CONTRADICTIONS: ANTONIN SCALIA AND THE POLITICS OF DISRUPTION, by Richard L. Hasen.  Reviewed by Christopher N. Krewson, Claremont Graduate University. … Continue reading →

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New Jersey: “Bergen election officials ignored notice of voter fraud”

NJ Globe: County election officials were told about allegations of vote-by-mail improprieties in Elmwood Park two months before the November 2018 general election but did nothing to investigate at the time, the New Jersey Globe has learned.“I have become aware … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“Gerrymandering lawsuit stunner: Daughter of deceased GOP mapmaker turns over his documents to Common Cause”

NC Policy Watch: The daughter of late GOP mapmaker Thomas Hofeller – the man responsible for some of North Carolina’s most infamous gerrymanders – turned over four of his external hard drives and 18 thumb drives after his death to … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“Mueller Report Opens Door for Civil Enforcement by FEC”

Release: Today, Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center, and Democracy 21 filed a supplementto a complaint filed in July 2017 against President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign committee for soliciting contributions from foreign nationals in the form of opposition research offered by Russians. … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“Conservatives, Often Wary of Foreign Law, Embrace It in Census Case”

Adam Liptak NYT Sidebar column: Two years ago, at his confirmation hearings, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch said that what happens abroad should not influence American judges in constitutional cases.“We have our own tradition and our own history,” he said, “and I … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“Democrats in N.Y. Find Unexpected Foe in Campaign Finance Overhaul”

NYT: As New York’s progressive lawmakers fought a deadline last month to persuade the State Legislature to reduce the influence of money in politics, they hit an unexpected roadblock.It was not opposition put up by billionaires or big corporations, but … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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“Federal judge weighs lawsuit over Georgia voting problems”

AJC: A lawsuit asking a judge to correct problems with Georgia’s elections reached a packed federal courtroom Monday, where election officials argued that the case should be thrown out because a new state law could solve issues with voting machines, … Continue reading →

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Rick Hasen


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‘I hope he has learned his lesson’: Chuck and Nancy’s rematch with Trump

The last time Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer met with Donald Trump it was an unequivocal disaster, culminating in the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.Now, more than four months later, the Democratic leaders and Trump say they are seeking a reset with a big infrastructure bill. But it’s more than just the future of America’s bridges and roads at stake — the White House meeting Tuesday morning is likely to reveal whether anything at all can get done in Washington over the next 18 months.Cooperation will not be easy. A bipartisan disaster aid bill has stalled over Trump’s resistance to giving Puerto Rico more relief. Both parties talk a big game about bringing down prescription drug prices but aren’t anywhere near a deal. And a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure package would require tax increases or other painful compromises. “Isn’t that ironic? We’re talking about an infrastructure bill of construction for generations

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Burgess Everett


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