Voter Fraud Panel Needn't Give Public Access, Judge Says

Law360, New York (July 19, 2017, 7:00 PM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which was established to investigate voter fraud, does not have to allow public access to its first meeting, denying a request from a legal civil rights nonprofit that argued attendance by members of the public would increase transparency.

U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly denied the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s request for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order that would have forced the voter fraud committee — led by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach...

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