Democracy Happy Hour – July 19, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, July 19, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

FDF Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • July 26th - Requiring Truthful Content in Political Speech with Tim Love & Bob Viney
  • Aug 2nd - The Future of AI & Its Potential Impact on Democracy (Tentative - Guest TBD)
  • Aug 9th - Multi-Member Districts for Better Representation w/ Kit Muehlman & Cindy Madigan, LWVWA
  • Aug 16th - The Decline of Local News and Its Impact on Democracy w/ Dee Anne Finken & Carol Rikerd, LWVWA


U.S. Supreme Court Rulings Recap & What's Next Links:

Democracy in the News Links

Trump is notified he’s a target of the US criminal probe into efforts to overturn the 2020 election -

THE ATTACK - The Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol was neither a spontaneous act nor an isolated event. -

Georgia Supreme Court rejects Trump petition to block election probe -

Georgia grand jury selected in Trump case over attempt to overturn 2020 defeat -

Trump seeks major trial delay, citing 2024 campaign and legal factors -

Trump aide Walt Nauta pleads not guilty in classified documents case -

Spotlight on judge in Trump documents case intensifies following controversial earlier ruling -

Michigan attorney general charges 'false electors' over efforts to overturn the 2020 election -

Activists want to disqualify Trump from ballot in key states under 14th Amendment -

The case for Donald Trump’s disqualification under the 14th Amendment -

Trump and Allies Forge Plans to Increase Presidential Power in 2025 -

These are the big ideas Republicans are pushing for 2024 -

How redistricting in 6 states could affect who controls Congress -

2024 House majority runs through the courts -

House Republicans unveil 'election integrity' bill -

The Many Problems with the GOP-Backed Voting Bill -

Klobuchar, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect the Freedom to Vote and Strengthen Our Democracy -

State Voter ID Laws in Flux, Student IDs in Question -

Asian Americans feel particularly targeted by new laws criminalizing those who assist voters -

Alabama GOP Passes New Congressional Map With Just 1 Black-Majority District, Not 2—Despite Supreme Court Ruling -

Alabama Republicans Are Daring the Supreme Court to Uphold Its Own Voting Rights Ruling -

Florida Republicans target voter registration groups with thousands in fines -

U.S. district judge rejects Florida voter registration lawsuit -

Close to 100,000 Voter Registrations Were Challenged in Georgia — Almost All by Just Six Right-Wing Activists -

New voter ID rule in NC sparks worries about fairness for Black and Latino voters -

Michigan lawmakers pass ‘historic’ voting rights legislation: Here’s what it would do -

Thousands at risk of losing ‘active’ voter status in South Carolina -

Utah high court scrutinizes process that sliced state’s most Democrat-heavy county into 4 districts -

Supreme Court delivered big conservative wins, and a mixed message -

In 370 days, Supreme Court conservatives dash decades of abortion and affirmative action precedents -

How the Supreme Court put itself in charge of the executive branch -

How Supreme Court decisions are activating a generation of young voters -

How the recent SCOTUS session renewed questions about the Court's legitimacy -

The Supreme Court Just Killed Affirmative Action; Now Comes the Reverse Discrimination Litigation -

Biden administration announces $39 billion in student loan forgiveness -

A monumental LGBTQ rights case is barreling toward the Supreme Court -

Judge blocks U.S. officials from tech contacts in First Amendment case -

US officials worry about ‘chilling effect’ on combating election disinformation after order limiting Biden administration contact with social platforms -

Book sales, a lure for money and more takeaways from the AP investigation into Supreme Court ethics -

Supreme Court justices and donors mingle at campus visits. These documents show the ethical dilemmas -

Lawyers with supreme court business paid Clarence Thomas aide via Venmo -

A Guide To All of The Supreme Court Scandals and Shenanigans -

Senators call for Supreme Court to follow ethics code like other branches of government -

Congress Has the Authority to Regulate Supreme Court Ethics – and the Duty -

Supreme Court was drawn into last four elections, and likely again in 2024 -

Key takeaways from the latest presidential campaign finance reports -

Who’s winning the presidential fundraising game -

The Fundraising Stunts Are Getting Out of Control -

ALEC State Lawmakers Lead Campaign to Conceal Conservative Donors -

Moms for Liberty’s focus on school races nationwide sets up political clash with teachers unions -

Who’s raised the most money in Seattle City Council races? -

Nationwide Momentum Grows To Stop Political Spending by Foreign-Influenced U.S. Corporations -

Why A Third-Party Candidate Might Help Trump — And Spoil The Election For Biden -

Five takeaways from No Labels town hall: Manchin, Huntsman talk third-party candidate in 2024 -

A Radical Idea for Fixing Polarization -

Secretaries of State brace for wave of AI-fueled disinformation during 2024 campaign -

‘It’s got everyone’s attention': Inside Congress’s struggle to rein in AI -

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