Democracy Happy Hour – July 19, 2023

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

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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

ACTIONS & EVENTS:

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 - https://apnews.com/article/trump-jan-6-investigation-2020-election-7caa4d45b9dc287af868aa12f87fe254

THE ATTACK - The Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol was neither a spontaneous act nor an isolated event. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2021/jan-6-insurrection-capitol/

Georgia Supreme Court rejects Trump petition to block election probe - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/07/17/trump-georgia-fani-willis/

Georgia grand jury selected in Trump case over attempt to overturn 2020 defeat - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jul/11/georgia-jury-trump-2020-criminal-charges-lost-election-overturn


Trump seeks major trial delay, citing 2024 campaign and legal factors - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/07/11/trump-seeks-trial-delay/

Trump aide Walt Nauta pleads not guilty in classified documents case - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/07/06/walt-nauta-arraignment/

Spotlight on judge in Trump documents case intensifies following controversial earlier ruling - https://apnews.com/article/trump-maralago-justice-department-2737f5645c7d6d1b83ca06810542df88

Michigan attorney general charges 'false electors' over efforts to overturn the 2020 election - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/michigan-attorney-general-charges-false-electors-efforts-overturn-2020-rcna94838

Activists want to disqualify Trump from ballot in key states under 14th Amendment - https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4086124-activists-want-to-disqualify-trump-from-ballot-in-key-states-under-14th-amendment/

The case for Donald Trump’s disqualification under the 14th Amendment - https://www.citizensforethics.org/reports-investigations/crew-reports/donald-trumps-disqualification-from-office-14th-amendment/

Trump and Allies Forge Plans to Increase Presidential Power in 2025 - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/17/us/politics/trump-plans-2025.html

These are the big ideas Republicans are pushing for 2024 - https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/02/politics/republicans-2024-agenda-what-matters/index.html

How redistricting in 6 states could affect who controls Congress - https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/redistricting-6-states-affect-controls-congress/story?id=101011397

2024 House majority runs through the courts - https://www.axios.com/2023/07/16/redistricting-courts-gerrymandering-2024-congress


House Republicans unveil 'election integrity' bill - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-republicans-unveil-new-election-integrity-bill-rcna93510

The Many Problems with the GOP-Backed Voting Bill - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/many-problems-gop-backed-voting-bill

Klobuchar, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect the Freedom to Vote and Strengthen Our Democracy - https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/news-releases?ID=DCA59415-4DFA-4D55-B5E7-392B81285BD3

State Voter ID Laws in Flux, Student IDs in Question - https://www.insidehighered.com/news/students/free-speech/2023/07/07/bans-student-ids-voting-proposed-five-states

Asian Americans feel particularly targeted by new laws criminalizing those who assist voters - https://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/national-news/asian-americans-feel-particularly-targeted-by-new-laws-criminalizing-those-who-assist-voters/article_427f3f26-8e92-5b98-9d08-17f1d41d7ef9.html

Alabama GOP Passes New Congressional Map With Just 1 Black-Majority District, Not 2—Despite Supreme Court Ruling - https://www.forbes.com/sites/mollybohannon/2023/07/17/alabama-gop-passes-new-congressional-map-with-just-1-black-majority-district-not-2-despite-supreme-court-ruling/?sh=302cbdf25a59

Alabama Republicans Are Daring the Supreme Court to Uphold Its Own Voting Rights Ruling - https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2023/07/alabama-republicans-supreme-court-voting-rights-dare.html


Florida Republicans target voter registration groups with thousands in fines - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jul/13/florida-fines-voter-registration-groups

U.S. district judge rejects Florida voter registration lawsuit - https://news.wfsu.org/state-news/2023-07-11/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 - https://www.propublica.org/article/right-wing-activists-georgia-voter-challenges

New voter ID rule in NC sparks worries about fairness for Black and Latino voters - https://www.wfae.org/politics/2023-07-01/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 - https://michiganadvance.com/2023/06/30/michigan-lawmakers-pass-historic-voting-rights-legislation-heres-what-it-would-do/

Thousands at risk of losing ‘active’ voter status in South Carolina - https://www.wsav.com/news/your-local-election-hq/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 - https://apnews.com/article/utah-redistricting-3cb3fb05e7253f3ec3d26749138bea9e

Supreme Court delivered big conservative wins, and a mixed message - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/07/01/supreme-court-term-conservative-wins/

In 370 days, Supreme Court conservatives dash decades of abortion and affirmative action precedents - https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-affirmative-action-abortion-e6fc46c12a6bf83a96874586b5858d18

How the Supreme Court put itself in charge of the executive branch - https://www.vox.com/scotus/23791610/supreme-court-major-questions-doctrine-nebraska-biden-student-loans-gorsuch-barrett

How Supreme Court decisions are activating a generation of young voters - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/07/09/supreme-court-decisions-young-voters-student-loan-forgiveness-lgbtq/

How the recent SCOTUS session renewed questions about the Court's legitimacy - https://www.npr.org/2023/07/06/1186185608/how-the-recent-scotus-session-renewed-questions-about-the-courts-legitimacy

The Supreme Court Just Killed Affirmative Action; Now Comes the Reverse Discrimination Litigation - https://www.smerconish.com/exclusive-content/the-supreme-court-just-killed-affirmative-action-now-comes-the-reverse-discrimination-litigation/

Biden administration announces $39 billion in student loan forgiveness - https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2023/07/14/biden-student-loan-forgiveness-income-driven/

A monumental LGBTQ rights case is barreling toward the Supreme Court - https://www.vox.com/scotus/2023/7/10/23789633/supreme-court-lgbtq-lw-skrmetti-transgender-health-care-jeffrey-sutton-sixth-circuit

Judge blocks U.S. officials from tech contacts in First Amendment case - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/07/04/biden-social-lawsuit-missouri-louisiana/

US officials worry about ‘chilling effect’ on combating election disinformation after order limiting Biden administration contact with social platforms - https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/14/tech/election-disinformation-chilling-effect-injunction/index.html

Book sales, a lure for money and more takeaways from the AP investigation into Supreme Court ethics - https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-ethics-investigation-books-donors-15b60acaffb933ebd21aae0b57b39f7d

Supreme Court justices and donors mingle at campus visits. These documents show the ethical dilemmas - https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-ethics-donors-politics-4b6dc4ae23aac75d4fccb1bcff0b7e0b

Lawyers with supreme court business paid Clarence Thomas aide via Venmo - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jul/12/clarence-thomas-aide-venmo-payments-lawyers-supreme-court

A Guide To All of The Supreme Court Scandals and Shenanigans - https://www.theroot.com/a-guide-to-all-of-the-supreme-court-scandals-and-shenan-1850628865

Senators call for Supreme Court to follow ethics code like other branches of government - https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-ethics-congress-durbin-john-roberts-5d357f00cfdf42b6515f2cb80db4166b

Congress Has the Authority to Regulate Supreme Court Ethics – and the Duty - https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/congress-has-authority-regulate-supreme-court-ethics-and-duty

Supreme Court was drawn into last four elections, and likely again in 2024 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/07/08/supreme-court-2024-liberals/

Key takeaways from the latest presidential campaign finance reports - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/07/16/trump-desantis-biden-fundraising/

Who’s winning the presidential fundraising game - https://www.politico.com/newsletters/weekly-score/2023/07/17/whos-winning-the-presidential-fundraising-game-00106538

The Fundraising Stunts Are Getting Out of Control - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/07/doug-burgum-fundraising-stunt-campaign/674697/

ALEC State Lawmakers Lead Campaign to Conceal Conservative Donors - https://www.exposedbycmd.org/2023/07/13/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 - https://apnews.com/article/moms-for-liberty-school-board-races-2024-5311cc11cd657a04e233216ac783d8f3

Who’s raised the most money in Seattle City Council races? - https://crosscut.com/politics/2023/07/whos-raised-most-money-seattle-city-council-races

Nationwide Momentum Grows To Stop Political Spending by Foreign-Influenced U.S. Corporations - https://www.americanprogress.org/article/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 - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/third-party-candidate-spoiler-trump-biden/

Five takeaways from No Labels town hall: Manchin, Huntsman talk third-party candidate in 2024 - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2023/07/18/takeaways-no-labels-town-hall-manchin-huntsman/70420066007/

A Radical Idea for Fixing Polarization - https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2023/07/proportional-representation-house-congress/674627/

Secretaries of State brace for wave of AI-fueled disinformation during 2024 campaign - https://cyberscoop.com/secretaries-of-state-nass-ai-election-disinformation/

‘It’s got everyone’s attention': Inside Congress’s struggle to rein in AI - https://www.politico.com/news/2023/05/04/congresss-scramble-build-ai-agenda-00095135

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