As Breitbart News recounted in May, the issue arose in earnest after the 2016 election, when opponents of President-elect Donald Trump attempted to convince enough electors to change sides or cast their ballots for other candidates to prevent Trump from actually taking office: … [Read more...] about Supreme Court: States Can Punish ‘Faithless Electors’; Unanimous Decision
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Every four years, Americans go to the polls to cast votes to make their selection for president. But what Americans are actually selecting are a slate of electors who have pledged to vote, as members of the Electoral College, for the candidate who wins a majority of the popular vote in their state (save for Maine and Nebraska, which employ a slightly more complex allocation system based on the winner of the popular vote and congressional districts). … [Read more...] about Smith and Von Spakovsky: Supreme Court’s decision on ‘faithless’ electors is a victory for We the People
The framers of the Constitution, she conceded, left for the future the question of “how independent from — or how faithful to — party and popular preferences the electors’ votes should be.” But, she added, “the future did not take long in coming. Almost immediately, presidential electors became trusty transmitters of other people’s decisions.” … [Read more...] about Editorial: The Supreme Court bolsters democracy by letting states curb ‘faithless electors’
Distant venue, tenuous links, high cost The argument that the Eastern District of Texas is an unfairly tilted playing field is one that EFF has made before, pointing out the special requirements some Eastern District judges have installed, like requiring defendants to ask permission before filing motions for summary judgment. US District Judges Robert Schroeder and Rodney Gilstrap, who hear most of the district's patent cases, also "require the production of all relevant documents without regard to the needs of the case... and without request from the other side." … [Read more...] about EFF asks appeals court to “shut down the Eastern District of Texas”
The permitting process in Connecticut is arduous and time-consuming. During normal times, the process for obtaining a permit to carry can take 8 weeks. For a pistol eligibility certificate, the issuing authority has 90 days to review an application. The average processing time for the permit and eligibility certificates has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and effectively cut off prospective gun buyers’ access to firearms and ammunition during this time of uncertainty. … [Read more...] about Pandemic Exposes Dangers Of Severe Gun Controls In Connecticut And D.C.
Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate has challenged the jurisdiction of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) in directing the agency to release the assets of Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd (BPSL) it had attached. It also objected to the tribunal applying retroactively a law that gives immunity to the buyers of bankrupt assets from investigations against previous promoters. The central agency’s move comes after BPSL’s committee of creditors (CoC) asked JSW Steel to implement the resolution plan it had proposed for the bankrupt company. The CoC had moved the Supreme Court earlier this month seeking direction on implementing the resolution plan. On June 24, the ED filed an affidavit in the top court opposing the request. A senior JSW Steel executive said the Supreme Court had asked all the parties in the last hearing to file their submissions within two weeks, in response to an application filed by JSW Steel against BPSL’s former promoter who had opposed … [Read more...] about ED moves SC to challenge NCLAT’s power to lift attachment order against Bhushan Power