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In an interview with the Associated Press on Tuesday, US Attorney General William Barr said that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Barr, one of President Donald Trump’s strongest supporters in the lead-up to the election, said in the interview that the DOJ [...]

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed an emergency petition with the US Supreme Court Monday to lift a Sixth Circuit stay that restricts private religious schools from conducting in-person classes. In response to a surging number of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, Democratic Governor Andy Beshear issued an executive order on November 18 requiring all schools [...]

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In a brief, unsigned order issued Sunday morning, the Supreme Court of Texas denied an effort by state Republicans to throw out more than 126,000 votes cast via “drive-thru” polling stations in Harris County. Harris County is the largest county in Texas and has the third-largest population of any county in the United States. In [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court has reversed a lower court’s decision that an Indiana law prohibiting anyone except county boards of elections from petitioning to extend polling hours was unconstitutional. In 2019 the Republican-dominated Indiana legislature amended the state elections statute and limited all polling stations in the state to [...]

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The attorneys general for eleven US states and the District of Columbia submitted a comment letter to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Monday, demanding that the agency regulate airplane exhaust pollution more strictly than the Trump administration proposed. During the Obama administration, the EPA first proposed regulating emissions of greenhouse gasses from airplanes in [...]

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The US Supreme Court issued an order Friday granting an accelerated argument schedule for a case challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from census counts for allocating congressional seats. At the behest of President Donald Trump, the Census Bureau began exploring ways to determine the number of undocumented immigrants in each state [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted an emergency petition Tuesday to stay an injunction issued by a federal district court against the Census Bureau, effectively permitting the Trump administration to immediately halt the national census. A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California granted the preliminary injunction against the Census Bureau [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in seven cases on Friday, consolidating several of them for a total of four oral arguments to be heard early next year. The first grant, a consolidation of Barr v. Dai and Barr v. Alcaraz-Enriquez, concerns credibility determinations in asylum hearings. In both cases, applicants for asylum were given [...]

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Ridesharing giant Uber prevailed in an English court case on Monday, obtaining a license to continue operating in London that had previously been denied by the city’s transportation authority. Transport for London (TfL), the governmental entity responsible for regulating transportation in the London metropolitan area, refused to renew Uber’s taxi service license in September 2017. [...]

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Italians voted overwhelmingly to adopt a law that would amend the country’s constitution to reduce the number of MPs in its national parliament by 30 percent in a countrywide referendum held on Monday and Tuesday. The law was first proposed in 2019 as a cost-saving measure by the populist Five Star Movement political party. While [...]

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