Senate Confirms Top Biden Judge as McConnell Threatens Future Nominees

As Ketanji Brown Jackson became the president’s first appellate judge, Senator Mitch McConnell suggested he would block a Biden Supreme Court pick in 2024 if Republicans gained the majority.

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Here’s How Democrats’ Voting Rights Law Would Work

The expansive measure would set a nationwide floor on ballot access, nullify many voting restrictions, change the way political districts are drawn and rein in campaign donations.

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Pennsylvania Election Case on Mailed Ballots

In dissent, three justices said the court should have used the case to provide guidance in future elections.

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How the Pennsylvania GOP is Trying to Increase Their Control of State Courts

After fighting the election results, state Republicans are trying to increase their control of the courts. Outraged Democrats and good government groups see it as a new kind of gerrymandering.

#constitutions, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #pennsylvania, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #referendums, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Pennsylvania G.O.P.’s Push for More Power Over Judiciary Raises Alarms

After fighting the election results, state Republicans are trying to increase their control of the courts. Outraged Democrats and good government groups see it as a new kind of gerrymandering.

#constitutions, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #pennsylvania, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #referendums, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New York Republican Claudia Tenney Wins Final House Seat

Claudia Tenney, a Republican from Central New York, regained a seat she lost in 2018 after a judge ruled that her 109-vote victory was legitimate.

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Lillian Blancas, Candidate for a Texas Judgeship, Dies of Covid-19

Ms. Blancas, a widely respected lawyer, died six days before a runoff election in El Paso but remained on the ballot and was expected to win. She was 47.

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In Key States, Republicans Were Critical in Resisting Trump’s Election Narrative

They refuted conspiracy theories, certified results, dismissed lawsuits and repudiated a president of their own party.

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Trump’s Legal Farce Is Having Tragic Results

There is nothing funny about the Republican Party’s multipronged attack on voting rights.

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The Supreme Court, Trump, Biden and the Election Explained

It is not at all clear that an election dispute will reach the justices.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Supreme Court Weighs Election Cases, a New Life for Bush v. Gore

After two decades of legal obscurity, the ruling that handed the 2000 election to George W. Bush is getting fresh attention.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us

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How Far Might Trump Go?

No one is quite sure.

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Kavanaugh’s Opinion in Wisconsin Voting Case Raises Alarms Among Democrats

The Supreme Court justice’s suggestion that ballots arriving after Election Day could “flip the results” left voting rights activists concerned about how the court might rule in postelection fights.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Oh Now You Believe in Norms

The G.O.P. blocked Obama and quick pitched Amy Coney Barrett. Democrats must fight fire with fire.

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What Do We Do When Everything Is Coming Apart?

It turns out 1820 has a lot to tell us about 2020.

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Battles Over Voting Rules Fuel Concern About Postelection Fights

Even as early voting has gotten underway, some pivotal states are still litigating how ballots should be cast and counted, creating uncertainty that is being fanned by President Trump.

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How the G.O.P. Might Get to Yes on Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg

There’s no escape from juristocracy except through political conflict.

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‘Without Delay,’ Trump Presses for New Supreme Court Justice

The president is likely to nominate a successor this coming week to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, but Senate Republicans are weighing whether they have the votes to confirm his choice before the Nov. 3 election.

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Trump Presses for New Justice ‘Without Delay’ as Election-Season Battle Looms

The president is likely to nominate a successor this coming week to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, but Senate Republicans are weighing whether they have the votes to confirm his choice before the Nov. 3 election.

#barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #garland-merrick-b, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How The Supreme Court Vacancy Injects New Uncertainty Into 2020 Election

After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it was not clear that President Trump’s right-wing coalition would be more motivated by a confirmation fight than the alliance of liberals and moderates supportive of Mr. Biden would be.

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Court Vacancy Injects New Uncertainty Into Rancorous Election Battle

After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it was not clear that President Trump’s right-wing coalition would be more motivated by a confirmation fight than the alliance of liberals and moderates supportive of Mr. Biden would be.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #collins-susan-m, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-senate, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #graham-lindsey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Wisconsin Braces for a Critical Court Ruling on Its Election

Weeks before the presidential vote, the state’s Supreme Court is preparing to decide whether thousands of ballots must be reprinted, which could lead to havoc in elections offices.

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With Freedom at Stake, Courts Are Collapsing

In Hungary, Turkey and India, the courts have turned into silent bystanders and complicit actors.

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Countering G.O.P. on Courts, Democrats Will Call for ‘Structural Reforms’

Progressives pushed for the platform language after President Trump’s drive put 200 conservative judges on the federal bench and Senate Republicans blocked President Obama’s nominees.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #fallon-brian-e-jr, #federal-courts-us, #garland-merrick-b, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Poland’s Presidential Election Results Challenged by Opposition

Critics say both the campaign and the vote were plagued with irregularities and fraud. Amid a flurry of filings to the Supreme Court, the main opposition party called for the election to be declared invalid.

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The Senate Just Confirmed its 200th Judge of the Trump Era

The confirmation of the Mississippian, over Democratic opposition, fills the final appeals court vacancy and makes him the 200th judge installed by President Trump.

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Mitch McConnell Nears His Benchmark

With confirmation of his protégé to a powerful court, the G.O.P. leader is on the brink of his goal to fill all vacancies at the appellate level by year’s end.

#appeals-courts-us, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-courts-us, #mcconnell-mitch, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-justin-r

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I’m the Judge Who Won in Wisconsin. This Principle Is More Important Than Winning.

We must get away from a partisan view of the law.

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In Wisconsin, Virus Creates New Front in Long-Simmering Partisan Wars

Protests planned for Friday continue a decade-long partisan cleaving in the state and serve as a stand-in for the general election battle to come.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #evers-tony-1951, #future-now-fund, #johnson-ron-1955, #karofsky-jill, #kelly-daniel-1964, #madison-wis, #mckenna-vicki, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #sykes-charlie-1954, #tea-party-movement, #wisconsin

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