If Trump’s Executive Order Ends Up Creating Better Citizenship Data, Could It Be Used by States to Draw CONGRESSIONAL Districts with Equal Numbers of Voter Eligible Persons (and Not Total Population)? Would It Allow for Use in State and Local Districts?

In earlier posts, and in a Slate piece, I explained that both the original reason for trying to include the citizenship question on the census and Trump’s executive order issued yesterday was to allow states to try to draw districts … Continue reading

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“F.E.C. Allows Security Company to Help 2020 Candidates Defend Campaigns”

NYT: The Federal Election Commission said on Thursday that a Silicon Valley security company could immediately start helping 2020 presidential candidates defend their campaigns from the kinds of malicious email attacks that Russian hackers exploited in the 2016 election.The F.E.C. … Continue reading

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What Trump is Likely Up to with the Census Case Given the ABC News Report They are Abandoning an Effort to Include the Question: Still An Effort to Diminish Hispanic (and Democratic) Voting Strength

See my earlier post:  All’s Well That Ends Well, or All’s Well That Evenwel? How the Commerce Department May Still Help States to Draw Districts with Equal Numbers of Voter Eligible Persons to Minimize Hispanic (and Democratic) Voting Strength. … Continue reading

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President Trump Planning Some Kind of “Executive Action” on the Census: What Comes Next? Not Necessarily a Constitutional Crisis

I’m seeing a lot of hyperventilating on Twitter and elsewhere about how President Trump is about to start a constitutional crisis through an executive order that would mandate inclusion of the citizenship question on the census. If Trump actually ordered … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Unanimously Affirms Decision Granting Declaratory Judgment Holding President Trump Violates the 1st Amendment by Blocking Followers on Twitter

Here’s the opinion. Here's a bit on the Trump Twitter case, and the trial court's use of a declaratory judgment rather than an injunction, from the Laycock & Hasen remedies casebook (5th ed.) pic.twitter.com/JgoOTJOWm8— Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) July 9, 2019 … Continue reading

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