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Supreme Court unanimously upholds states’ right to penalize Faithless Electors

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:16am 7/6/2020 at 10:16am
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The Supreme Court has ruled in a case involving whether states may require that Electors of the Electoral College vote in accordance with the popular vote in the state.

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George Washington University Supports D.C. Statehood With No Indication of a Faculty, Student Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10:00am 6/29/2020 at 10:00am

This isn’t surprising but one has to wonder how George Washington would feel about it.

Professor Jonathan Turley writes at his blog:

George Washington University Declares Support For D.C. Statehood

George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc surpr...

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VIDEO – Wisconsin Sup. Ct. Justice: Isn’t state’s lockdown order “the very definition of tyranny?”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5:45pm 5/5/2020 at 5:45pm
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral argument via video in the case brought by the Wisconsin legislature contesting the authority of state officials to impose a lockdown order.

We covered the case before, please refer to those posts for background:

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Wisconsin Sup. Ct. Schedules Argument In Legislature’s Lockdown Lawsuit Against Governor

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:30pm 5/1/2020 at 8:30pm
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One of the more interesting lockdown lawsuits is a suit brought by the Wisconsin Legislature contesting the state’s lockdown order.

We covered the case in Wisconsin Legislature sues to stop Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order:

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VIDEO: Constitutional Rights in the Age of Government Overreach

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 8:19pm 4/26/2020 at 8:19pm

Howdy!

We’re super excited about our first ever live (online) event. The discussion was hosted by moi, Legal Insurrection’s Senior Contributing Editor and the Director of Operations and Editorial Development for the Legal Insurrection Foundation, Kemberlee Kaye. Legal Insurrection publisher and Cornell Law Professor, William Jacobson headed up the discussion.

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Wisconsin Legislature sues to stop Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 3:00pm 4/22/2020 at 3:00pm
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There is a still small, but rising, number of lawsuits seeking court intervention to address state and local excesses in ordering varying degrees of lockdown in response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

We previously covered the Kentucky and Mississippi religious freedom cases.

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Conservative groups call on DOJ to stop “rampant abuses of constitutional rights and civil liberties … by governors and local officials”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 8:40pm 4/19/2020 at 8:40pm
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Attorney General William Barr has signaled that the federal government will take action with regard to violations of the constitutional rights of citizens by state and local officials as part of Wuhan coronavirus ‘stay at home’ and shutdown orders.

Barr was addressing particularly violations of religious freedom.

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First Amendment Fail — Raleigh Police: “Protesting is a non-essential activity”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 5:05pm 4/14/2020 at 5:05pm
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Our Founding Fathers never once said that the rights given to us by our Creator go out the door in the case of a viral pandemic.

In other words, the Constitution still exists and it still protects us from tyrants.

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Federal Court Prohibits Louisville Mayor from Banning Easter Sunday Drive-in Church Service

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 5:42pm 4/11/2020 at 5:42pm
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The Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, has threatened to fine anyone who attends a drive-in Easter Sunday church service, even though attendees would remain in their cars in the parking lot.

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DOJ IG Report: “We do not have confidence that the FBI” acted “in compliance with FBI policy” on FISA applications

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:00pm 3/31/2020 at 9:00pm
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Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowowitz released a report today on FBI practices in making Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications to the FISA court. If the entire country were not focused (understandably) on the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, this would dominating the news.

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Trump Vindicated Again: Appeals Court Rules House Can’t Enforce Subpoena To Don McGahn

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:05pm 2/28/2020 at 9:05pm
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Article of Impeachment II against Donald Trump was “obstruction of Congress.” One of the bases for the Article was the Trump administration’s position that it did not have to comply with House Committee subpoenas to senior administration officials.

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Trump administration sides with Asian American students in discrimination suit against Harvard

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:50pm 2/27/2020 at 8:50pm
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Harvard University discriminates against students of Asian ethnicity in admissions. That much is beyond doubt.

Harvard is far from alone. Study after study have shown that Asian students need to outperform other students, particularly other non-white minorities, on standardized tests and grades in order to obtain admission.

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Another One Bites The Dust: Appeals Court Throws Out Democrat Congressional Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11:18am 2/7/2020 at 11:18am
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit “threw out a lawsuit by more than 200 Democratic members of Congress that alleged President Trump was improperly profiting from his presidency.”

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The Federalist Society is Under Attack (Again)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:00am 1/31/2020 at 7:00am
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As has been widely reported, a recently-released draft advisory opinion of the Committee on Codes of Conduct of the Judicial Conference of the United States—a 15-member group of judges responsible for fashioning and interpreting ethical rules applicable to...

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Supreme Court “Faithless Electors” case has potential to destabilize 2020 election result

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 17, 2020 at 9:15pm 1/17/2020 at 9:15pm

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases presenting the issue of whether Electoral College electors can be bound by state law to vote consistent with the state popular vote winner. The concept of electors voting as the voters in their states voted is central to the viability of the...

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9th Circuit rejects “Kids’ Climate Change” lawsuit against U.S. government

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5:30pm 1/17/2020 at 5:30pm
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The last time we checked in on the so-called Kids’ Climate Change lawsuit, in November 2018, we noted that the trial was on hold, Trial of Kids Climate Change Lawsuit indefinitely postponed:

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While everyone was focused on impeachment, 5th Circuit cut the legs out from under Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 6:45pm 12/18/2019 at 6:45pm

A year ago almost to the day, we reported that a Texas federal judge (1) held that the Obamacare individual mandate was unconstitutional after Congress repealed the mandate tax (which was the justification for the Supreme Court upholding the mandate in 2012), and (2) the mandate was not severable from the...

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