The Supreme Court Will Let Alabama Ban Drive-Up Voting For People With Disabilities During The Pandemic
Justice Sonia Sotomayor accused her conservative colleagues of getting in the way of local election officials “ready and willing to help vulnerable voters.”
Republicans Moved Amy Coney Barrett One Step Closer To The Supreme Court After Democrats Boycotted The Vote
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve Barrett’s nomination. The final vote on her confirmation is expected Monday.
The Justice Department Canceled A Hearing In E. Jean Carroll’s Case Against Trump Rather Than Argue By Phone
DOJ’s lawyer was turned away from the courthouse due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. He was set to argue in E. Jean Carroll’s defamation lawsuit against Trump, who she has accused of raping her.
The Supreme Court Will Let Pennsylvania Count Ballots Received After Election Day, Rejecting A Republican Challenge
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. joined with the court's more liberal wing in rejecting a challenge by Republicans to a longer absentee voting timeline.
“Hiding behind closed courthouse doors does not change the fact that ruling by ruling, many courts are chipping away at votes that ought to be counted,” Judge Karen Nelson Moore wrote.
A Judge Ruled North Carolina Can Extend Its Deadline To Count Mail-In Ballots, Despite The Trump Campaign’s Objections
The judge ruled, however, that North Carolina absentee voters must still have a witness sign their ballots for them to be valid.
Anticipating attacks on Barrett’s Catholic faith from Democrats that didn’t surface, Republicans made it part of her confirmation hearings.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett Won’t Say How She’d Rule On Abortion, Healthcare, Marriage Equality, Or The Election
Barrett cited judicial ethics rules and told senators it wouldn’t be appropriate for her to signal in advance how she might rule on a certain issue.
Democrats focused on the fate of the Affordable Care Act while both parties relitigated fights over Merrick Garland and Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump has lost lawsuits challenging pandemic-related mail-in voting plans in Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, and, most recently, Pennsylvania.
A Judge Won't Reopen Voter Registration In Florida After The Website Crashed But Said The State "Failed Its Citizens"
"To these potential voters, the state’s answer for its own failures can only be characterized as 'so sad, too bad,'" Judge Mark Walker wrote.
“This court leaves voters to their own devices. Good luck and G-d bless, Wisconsin. You are going to need it,” one judge wrote Thursday.
The justices reinstated South Carolina’s requirement that absentee voters have a witness sign their ballot. Sen. Lindsey Graham is in a close reelection race there.
What Happens If A Presidential Candidate Dies Near The Election? The Supreme Court Predicted “Turmoil” And Had No Answers.
In a July decision, the justices didn’t resolve what would happen if a nominee died or became incapacitated before the Electoral College votes.
BuzzFeed News successfully sued the federal government for the right to review copies of FBI interview summaries that Robert Mueller kept from the public. Today, we are publishing the 11th installment of those important records.
The Trump Administration Is Giving Up Its Fight To Prevent Undocumented Teens From Getting Abortions
The administration issued a new policy explicitly preventing ORR staff from blocking minors in its care from obtaining abortions or disclosing their pregnancies.
Republicans Are Moving Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination Faster Than Any Supreme Court Nominee Since 1975
Republicans have scheduled a hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Oct. 12, just over two weeks after Trump announced her nomination.
Here’s How Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s Newest Supreme Court Nominee, Has Ruled On Abortion, Immigration, And Policing
Barrett has consistently sided with her fellow Republican appointees on the bench.
Barrett’s opposition to abortion is expected to play a major role in the fight over her nomination.
The Supreme Court has had nine justices for 151 years. Liberals see adding seats as one of their few options to counter a potential 6–3 conservative majority.