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Why counting presidential votes is not for federal district courts

For the past several months, Election Law at Ohio State and SCOTUSblog have teamed up to track significant election-related lawsuits with the potential to reach the Supreme Court and affect the presidential election. Now, two weeks after Election Day, litigation over the outcome of the election is rapidly diminishing, but it hasn’t yet completely disappeared. […]

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The dilemma of the Pennsylvania injunction request

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that mail-in ballots received within three days of Election Day will be counted and presumed to have been timely mailed. That ruling interprets the state constitution to invalidate a state statute that requires mail-in ballots to be received by Election Day. Pennsylvania Republicans argue to the contrary that the […]

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Pennsylvania election officials and Democrats respond to Trump campaign’s plea to join Supreme Court proceedings on ballot deadline

Posted Thu, November 5th, 2020 11:39 pm by Amy Howe Pennsylvania election officials urged the Supreme Court to deny the Trump campaign’s motion to join the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s appeal of a state court ruling that requires election officials to count mail-in ballots received by Nov. 6. The campaign went to the court on Wednesday […]

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Trump campaign asks to enter Pennsylvania mail-in ballot challenge

Posted Wed, November 4th, 2020 9:37 pm by Amy Howe Telling the court that “the vote in Pennsylvania may well determine the next President of the United States,” the campaign of President Donald Trump went to the Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon. In a 10-page filing in Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar, the president’s […]

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Court won’t block extended deadline for North Carolina mail-in ballots

Posted Wed, October 28th, 2020 9:04 pm by Amy Howe The Supreme Court on Wednesday night rejected a request by the Trump campaign and North Carolina Republicans to intervene in a dispute over the deadline for mail-in ballots in North Carolina. With three justices dissenting, the court left in place an extension of the deadline […]

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Pennsylvania Republicans return to Supreme Court to challenge extended deadline for mail-in ballots

Posted Sat, October 24th, 2020 5:01 pm by Amy Howe Four days after the justices left in place a ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that requires election officials in that state to count mail-in ballots received within three days after Election Day, Nov. 3, Pennsylvania Republicans returned to the Supreme Court. This time, rather […]

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Trump campaign, North Carolina Republicans ask justices to stop extension of absentee-ballot deadline (updated)

Posted Thu, October 22nd, 2020 4:16 pm by Amy Howe Two days after three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit urged them to “take this case up to the Supreme Court immediately,” the Trump campaign and North Carolina Republicans did exactly that, asking the justices to block an extension of […]

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Justices allow Alabama to restore ban on curbside voting

Posted Wed, October 21st, 2020 10:07 pm by Amy Howe The Supreme Court on Wednesday night granted a request by Alabama election officials to allow them to ban curbside voting. The justices put on hold an order by a federal district judge that would have allowed counties to adopt curbside voting while the state appeals […]

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Supreme Court leaves in place order requiring Pennsylvania to count absentee ballots after Election Day

Posted Mon, October 19th, 2020 8:53 pm by Amy Howe A deadlocked Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower-court ruling that requires Pennsylvania election officials to count absentee ballots received within three days after Election Day, Nov. 3, even if they are not postmarked. In two brief orders issued shortly after 7 p.m., the […]

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Breyer rejects Republicans’ plea to stop ranked-choice voting in Maine

Amy Howe Independent Contractor and Reporter Posted Tue, October 6th, 2020 10:17 pm Posted Tue, October 6th, 2020 10:17 pm by Amy Howe The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea by Republicans in Maine to block the state from using ranked-choice voting in the upcoming presidential election. Justice Stephen Breyer, who handles emergency appeals […]