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Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/16-1435

Supreme Court ruling that a law banning political apparel in voting places was too restrictive and therefore unconstitutional.  The law resulted in voters being turned away if they wore t-shirts with certain slogans and logos, such as “Don’t Tread on Me.”  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

DOJ/OIG Releases Report on Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://oig.justice.gov/press/2018/2018-06-14.pdf

Press release and report summary of the report of Inspector General Michael Horowitz on events prior to the 2016 presidential election.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice

 

A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.justice.gov/file/1071991/download

The 500 page report of the Inspector General of the Justice Department about the actions of the FBI and Justice Department prior to the 2016 presidential election.  Accuses former FBI Director James Comey of engaging in “ad hoc decision making” in reopening the investigation of Clinton’s emails “even if it meant rejecting longstanding Department policy or practice.”  Offers nine recommendations for remedying problems uncovered by the investigators.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice

 

Facebook Ads

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Russia,Telecommunications/Internet

https://democrats-intelligence.house.gov/facebook-ads/

Advertisements run on the social media site, Facebook, by Russian agents during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  The ads were issued by the Internet Research Agency, described as a Russian troll farm, and released by the Democratic minority of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Describes the background, resulting indictments, and offers links to typical ads.

 

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/16-980

5-4 Supreme Court decision that Ohio was not in violation of federal law by purging inactive voters from their voting rolls.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

“Gavel-to-Gavel”: The Watergate Scandal and Public Television

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Govt/Business Scandals,History

http://americanarchive.org/exhibits/watergate

An online exhibit which includes the evening rebroadcasts of the Watergate hearings by public television, a cast of characters identifying the main figures, as well as the impeachment hearings which followed.  From the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, the Library of Congress and WGBH.

 

Report on Russian Active Measures: Minority Views

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IG/IG00/20180322/108023/HRPT-115-2.pdf

Democratic membership response to the views of the Republican majority in the report on Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  From the House Committee on Intelligence.

 

Report on Russian Active Measures

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

https://intelligence.house.gov/UploadedFiles/HPSCI_-_Declassified_Committee_Report_Redacted_FINAL_Redacted.pdf

Heavily redacted report of the Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee, which finds no wrongdoing by the Trump Administration but accuses the FBI and Intelligence Community of tradecraft failures in regard to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  From the House Committee on Intelligence

 

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