Crystal Mason Was Sentenced to Five Years Behind Bars Because She Voted

The G.O.P.’s war on voting has human casualties. Here’s one.

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Judge Blocks 100-Day Pause on Deportation, a Blow to Biden’s Immigration Agenda

A court in Texas issued a 14-day nationwide temporary restraining order sought by the state’s attorney general that would prevent carrying out the policy, which was issued within hours of the president’s inauguration.

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F.B.I. says there is no evidence antifa participated in storming the Capitol.

The unfounded rumor has been spread widely on social media.

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The Antitrust Case Against Big Tech, Shaped by Tech Industry Exiles

Regulators are relying on insiders like Dina Srinivasan, who left her digital ad job after concluding that “Facebook and Google were going to win and everybody else is going to lose.”

#advertising-and-marketing, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #attorneys-general, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #james-letitia, #justice-department, #online-advertising, #paxton-ken, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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States Plan to Accuse Google of Illegal Monopoly in Online Ads

The Texas attorney general said a coming lawsuit would focus on the advertisements that generate the vast majority of the company’s profits.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #google-inc, #online-advertising, #paxton-ken, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Republicans Find Themselves Speechless Following a Supreme Court Defeat

A ruling against President Trump appears to leave no avenue forward for the president, forcing Republicans to “play the hand we’re dealt.”

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Republicans Faced Trump’s Loss by Embracing Nihilism

The Supreme Court thwarts the latest Trumpist attack on American democracy.

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Supreme Court Rejects Texas Lawsuit Challenging Biden’s Victory

The suit, filed directly in the Supreme Court, sought to bar Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin from casting their electoral votes for Joseph R. Biden Jr.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #paxton-ken, #presidential-election-of-2020, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j

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The ‘Trump Won’ Farce Isn’t Funny Anymore

Republicans are now seriously arguing that elections are legitimate only when their side wins.

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Two Reasons the Texas Election Case Is Faulty

Texas has asked the Supreme Court to reverse the election results, but the case’s legal argument is flawed and its statistical assertion that Joe Biden had a minuscule chance to win is “comical,” experts said.

#paxton-ken, #presidential-election-of-2020, #statistics, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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17 Republican Attorneys General Back Trump in Far-Fetched Election Lawsuit

The move is an attempt to bolster a baseless legal effort by Texas that seeks to delay certification of the presidential electors in four battleground states that Mr. Trump lost.

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Ken Paxton Fought Trump’s Legal Wars From Texas. Now He’s in Trouble.

The Texas attorney general, who fought against the Affordable Care Act and mail-in voting, has been accused of wrongdoing by his own aides amid calls for his resignation.

#attorneys-general, #paxton-ken, #texas

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Texas Attorney General Is Accused by Top Aides of Abusing His Office

Ken Paxton, one of the most prominent conservative attorneys general, is already under indictment. The allegations of impropriety raised in a recent letter draw intense new scrutiny.

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Supreme Court Stays Execution of Texas Inmate Over Issue of Spiritual Adviser

Ruben Gutierrez’s lawyers argued that he had the right to have a Christian chaplain present during his execution.

#alabama, #capital-punishment, #chaplains, #clergy, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #freedom-of-religion, #gutierrez-ruben-inmate, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #murphy-patrick-henry-jr, #paxton-ken, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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Texas Allows Abortions to Resume During Coronavirus Pandemic

After weeks of wrangling in the courts, the state eased the restrictions on some surgical procedures, including abortion.

#abortion, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #paxton-ken, #texas

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