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Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily blocked a lower court ruling that would have required the Biden administration to let the public health order expire on Dec. 21 after GOP states filed emergency appeals for intervention.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit accusing the city commissioners of dividing the voting map along racial lines to allegedly weaken the political power of Black voters. The lawsuit asks for an entirely new map.
Dozens of state laws that spanned issues involving paid family leave, school air quality, religious vaccine exemptions and the Juneteenth holiday took effect this past year. Here’s a look at some of the major changes.
The U.S. magistrate of New Orleans was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 13 as the first Black female judge for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. All 31 “no” votes against Douglas were from Republicans.
A group has filed a lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement for allegedly spying on wire transfers of more than $500 to or from California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico without probable cause or warrant.
Cyber incidents have hit state courts in Alaska, Georgia and Texas in recent years. Court leaders and CIOs at the NCSC eCourts conference this week shared what happened and what they learned from the experiences.
The Moore v. Harper case that went before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 7, was focused on redistricting, but opponents of the case claim that it could cause problems with recounts, voter ID and the balance of power.
A new bill would ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and limit gun accessibility for those under 21. A sweeping federal complaint has been filed in the state court system in the wake of the Highland Park shooting.
The law, which capped rent increases and laid out terms by which certain landlords could evict tenants, was enacted by the City Council last year in an attempt to enact eviction protections to prevent homelessness.
Twenty-two Republican-leaning states have urged the court to block beneficiaries from suing if a state or municipality denies them services they are eligible for or violates their rights. Many reject the contract argument.
The case alleges that the tech giant has been capturing and selling data from Louisianans, violating the state’s consumer protection and privacy law. A similar lawsuit was settled earlier this year in Illinois for $100 million.
The states want to continue the defense of Title 42 policy, which allows border agents to rapidly “expel” migrants who cross the border without considering their asylum claims, beyond its Dec. 21 end date.
Petitioners claimed that the board and County Election Bureau breached their duties by mailing official ballots to unverified voters, deleting records, by allowing a third party to control and tabulate mail-in ballots and more.
With tens of millions of dollars flowing into high-court elections, Republicans did better in partisan races in two states, while Democrats held on to their majorities elsewhere.
A district court judge and the Texas Supreme Court issued opposing rulings that left many confused about voting rules. The Texas county’s election results could hinge on whether ballots cast after 7 p.m. will be included in the final tally.