Ohioans Got Short Shrift as Political Map Fight Dragged On | Ohio News

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Accusations have flown for months over who’s to blame for Ohio’s protracted redistricting predicament – a mess of a political mapmaking fight that’s left the state without settled political maps and voters without a day for electing party nominees to Statehouse seats. Voting rights groups … Read more

Abortion Access a Focus of Cuellar, Cisneros Runoff in Texas | Political News

By ACACIA CORONADO, Report for America / Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, one of the only anti-abortion Democrats remaining in Congress, faced the toughest reelection fight of his career Tuesday in a primary runoff against progressive Jessica Cisneros that could offer clues over how much abortion rights could animate … Read more

Ruling in Securities Case Could Mean Limits on Regulators | Political News

By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A divided federal appeals court panel in New Orleans has vacated stiff financial penalties imposed on a hedge fund manager by the Securities and Exchange Commission, ruling that he was unconstitutionally denied a jury trial by the agency. This week’s 2-1 ruling by a panel of … Read more

Ginni Thomas’ Emails Deepen Her Involvement in 2020 Election | Political News

By MARK SHERMAN and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and a conservative political activist, urged Republican lawmakers in Arizona after the 2020 presidential election to choose their own slate of electors, arguing that results giving Joe Biden a victory in the state … Read more

Judge Gives Wisconsin GOP Leader Chance to Avoid Contempt | Political News

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A judge on Thursday said the investigator hired by Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to look into the 2020 election appears to have “gone rogue” and “run amok” in refusing to comply with the state’s open records law. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn gave Vos … Read more

War Crimes Watch: Targeting Schools, Russia Bombs the Future | Political News

By JASON DEAREN, JULIET LINDERMAN and OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI, Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – As she lay buried under the rubble, her legs broken and eyes blinded by blood and thick clouds of dust, all Inna Levchenko could hear was screams. It was 12:15 pm on March 3, and moments earlier a blast had pulverized … Read more

Justices Limit Federal Court Review of Some Deportations | Political News

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that federal courts are powerless to review immigration officials’ decisions in some deportation cases, even when they have made what a dissenting justice called “egregious factual mistakes.” The court ruled 5-4 against Georgia resident Pankajkumar Patel, who checked a … Read more

California Republicans See Chance to Unseat Democratic AG | Political News

By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Republicans think they have a chance this year to unseat an appointed state attorney general they say is too progressive even for California, in part because they view him as soft on crime as that issue rises in importance for voters. But first they must avoid … Read more

Clarence Thomas Says Abortion Leak Has Changed Supreme Court | Political News

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. The opinion suggests the court is poised to overturn the right to an abortion recognized nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. The conservative Thomas, … Read more

New York AG’s Office Says It’s Nearing End of Trump Probe | Political News

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – A lawyer for the New York attorney general’s office said Friday that the office is “nearing the end” of its three-year investigation into former President Donald Trump and his business practices. Andrew Amer made the disclosure during a hearing in a federal lawsuit Trump filed … Read more

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