By Hailey Konnath
A split U.S. Supreme Court on Monday shot down Democrats' request to restore a six-day extension to the deadline for receiving mail-in ballots in Wisconsin, rejecting arguments that the extra time is needed in the key battleground state as COVID-19 cases soar.
By Ryan Boysen
The 2020 presidential contest is already the most heavily litigated election in U.S. history, but the legal warfare may become turbocharged after Nov. 3, experts say, potentially putting a handful of high-profile attorneys at the center of courtroom battles that could determine the outcome of the race.
By Matthew Santoni
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, will wait until a Nov. 6 return deadline before it starts counting nearly 29,000 ballots that a vendor had initially misprinted, under a settlement reached with two Republican congressional candidates Sunday.
By Aebra Coe
Chicago personal injury law firms and Texas-based defense firms anted up big in this year's state supreme court races, bolstering Illinois Democrat and Texas Republican judicial candidates to the top of those securing law firm and lawyer contributions this election season, new data shows.
By Matthew Santoni
The Democratic Party of Pennsylvania struck back at Republicans' renewed attack on the deadline for state voters' mail-in ballots Sunday, arguing that it was too close to the election to revive the case now that newly minted Justice Amy Coney Barrett could break the prior tie on the U.S. Supreme Court.
By Matthew Santoni
With a lawsuit over Pennsylvania's Nov. 6 deadline for mail-in ballots as one of the first cases on the newly full U.S. Supreme Court's plate, one county asked Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday to recuse herself because of President Donald Trump's stated desire to have her decide election cases in his favor.
By Allison Grande
The battle over a California ballot initiative that would significantly toughen a landmark state privacy law is heating up, with supporters saying that the measure is necessary to keep consumer privacy protections strong and opponents countering that the changes don't do enough to limit big companies' control over personal data.
By Ben Kochman
State-backed cybercriminals are expected to use the havoc that ransomware can wreak on local governments to boost disinformation campaigns aimed at sowing distrust in the 2020 U.S. elections, but it's unlikely that such attacks would affect the ultimate accuracy of the vote tally itself, industry experts say.
By Trevor Potter
The Federal Election Commission's dysfunction — leading to an explosion in secret spending and rigged campaign financing — could be mitigated if presidents prioritized the nomination of commissioners committed to the agency's mission rather than deferring to party leaders in Congress, says former FEC Commissioner Trevor Potter at Caplin & Drysdale.
By Karl Sandstrom
The Federal Election Commission has collectively failed to minimize uncertainty in the law by abandoning rulemaking, resulting in large swaths of political activity, including fundraising and foreign national participation in elections, left ungoverned by clear regulation, says former FEC Commissioner Karl Sandstrom at Perkins Coie.
By John Reed Stark
Before jumping to conclusions on the likely perpetrators of election cyberattacks, consider data breaches' intricate anatomy, the circumstantial nature of digital forensic evidence, and the extraordinary level of guesswork involved, says cybersecurity consultant John Reed Stark.
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