Stories tagged: "courts"


The GOP-led Senate voted to confirm yet another Trump-appointed judge on Tuesday. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
McConnell’s Senate Is Still Confirming Judges Rather Than Helping Millions of Struggling Americans

Instead of providing aid to struggling Americans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican caucus are focused on the only thing that seems to matter to them: confirming judges.

People participate in a protest in support of counting all votes as the election in Pennsylvania is still unresolved on November 04, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The Trump Campaign Is Trying to Steal the Election in Pennsylvania

No media outlet has called the race in Pennsylvania and the state may not be able to provide full unofficial results until Friday.

A Trump-appointed appeals court judge has sided with Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to limit absentee ballot drop-off locations across Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip File)
Trump-Appointed Judge Rules to Make It Harder for Voters to Drop Off Ballots in Texas

The appeals court upheld Gov. Greg Abbott's rule that limited each Texas county to one absentee ballot drop-off location. The governor's move was criticized as a voter suppression tactic.

Voting rights advocates say thousands of ballots are in limbo as a federal judge weighs NC's absentee ballot procedures.
With Thousands of Ballots in Limbo, Federal Judge Delays Ruling on NC Absentee Ballots

Voting rights advocates say that NC is running out of time before Election Day to decide what to do with thousands of absentee ballots.

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8 Bills Senate Republicans Are Ignoring as They Fight to Fill RBG’s Seat

The list of bills passed by the Democratic-controlled House that are languishing in the Republican-led Senate totaled 395 in February, and has grown longer with the pandemic.

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Legal Win for LGBTQ Groups This Week Reminds Us That Lower Courts Matter Too

A federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama ruled in favor of LGBTQ activists fighting against the Trump administration’s legal doctrine permitting discrimination of transgender individuals seeking medical care.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
‘This Is About Being an American’: Rogue Conservatives Make the Case for Biden Across Town From RNC

As Republicans touted Trump across town, conservatives in Convention on Founding Principles continued to express support for Joe Biden.