Voter Registration

The Ninth Circuit ruled against a man who claimed Arizona failed to count his vote in the 2016 General Election. He, along with 2,000 others, applied to vote on Oct. 11, 2016 — one day after the deadline to register to vote. The deadline day was also Columbus Day, a state and federal holiday, during which certain voter registration methods were unavailable.

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Campaign Expenses

A federal judge ruled the Campaign Legal Center lacks standing to bring a claim under the Federal Election Campaign Act that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and a super PAC unlawfully coordinated on over $6 million of the PAC’s expenditures. The center has no cognizable interest in a legal determination of whether the expenditures were coordinated, and therefore cannot challenge the FEC’s decision not to investigate.

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Comey Tells Senators Trump-Russia Probe Was ‘By the Book’

Former FBI Director James Comey took responsibility Wednesday for errors in an investigation into links between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign – mistakes Republicans claim expose anti-Trump bias within the U.S. intelligence community – but told a Senate committee the probe was overall done “by the book.”

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Assange Lawyer Says Trump Offered Indirect Offer of Pardon

A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told a London court that her client was indirectly offered a “win-win” deal by President Donald Trump that would see him avoid extradition to the U.S. if he revealed the source of a leak of documents from the Democratic Party before the 2016 election.

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