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FEC v. Ted Cruz For Senate Is Just The Latest In A Wretched Line Of Cases 
Predictably, Roberts Supreme Court continues its deregulation of money in politics.
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What A Profane Cheerleader’s Case Could Mean For Jan. 6 Insurrectionists
If insurrectionists were trying to weasel out of jail time using the First Amendment, this new ruling suggests they should tap the brakes.
How Matt Gaetz’s Legal Problems Could Lead to Campaign Finance Violations
Politicians are not allowed to use campaign funds to pay for personal criminal defense.
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13: Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) walks through the Senate subway before the start of the fourth day in the Senates second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on February 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 55-45 in favor of calling witnesses in the trial to decide on if Trump should or should not be held responsible for the January 6th attack at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Raphael Warnock
Georgia’s Unique And Bloody History With Voter Disenfranchisement
This is not the first time Georgia has disenfranchised Black voters following a Black person's electoral success.
Jan 6 Gives Us Yet Another Reminder That We Need To Know How Corporations Spend Money In Politics
The most recent lesson in the materiality of corporate political spending is the behavior of publicly traded companies after the January 6th insurrection.
Giuliani Whiffed On A Legal Question Every Law Student Knows The Answer To. But The Underlying Issue Is More Complex Than It Seems
There’s a bigger issue in how election cases are litigated — namely, no one knows at the outset what standard a court is likely to apply, and that’s a real problem.
The Unlikely Winner In The SCOTUS Trump Tax Cases: Summer Zervos
The Zervos case could be important in an election year because it could shed light on Trump’s mistreatment and alleged sexual assault of women for female voters who make up a key voting bloc. 
Will FL’s System Of Felon Pay-To-Vote Disenfranchisement End In Time For November?
The decision to expedite Florida ex-felon voting case is a good sign for those hoping to vote in 2020.
Elections During A Crisis: Vote-By-Mail Is One Of Several Solutions
States should modify election procedures as necessary to deal with the rise of COVID 19. Having a diversity of avenues for voting in person, absentee, curbside, on site at hospitals and other such facilities enhances the stability of the system, maximizing the likelihood that elections may continue despite whatever unexpected threat emerges.
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