Ian MacDougall

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Ian MacDougall

A Guide To 2020 Election Laws And Lawsuits
Regardless of who wins the presidency, courtroom battles seem almost certain. Here’s a layperson’s look at the states and laws that may determine the outcome.
WASHINGTON DC - DECEMBER 11: Protesters outside the Supreme Court on the eve of the decision on Gore v Bush that will determine the outcome of the Presidential Election on December 11, 2000 in Washington DC. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
Bush V. Gore Isn’t Precedent, But It Keeps Getting Cited
The Supreme Court decision that handed the 2000 election to George W. Bush is widely believed not to be a precedent, yet it’s been cited in hundreds of federal and state cases since. It could play a role in this year’s election, too.
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, exiting his arraignment in New York County Criminal Court, plead not guilty to state mortgage fraud charges on June 27, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
Bill Barr Promised to Release Prisoners Threatened by Coronavirus — Even as the Feds Secretly Made It Harder for Them to Get Out
Celebrity prisoners like former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort have been granted home detention, but a secret Bureau of Prisons policy has kept all but 1.8% of federal inmates behind bars, where the virus rages.
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