Democracy Happy Hour – July 6, 2022

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Fix Democracy First links:

WON (Women in Office Now) – https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/won

Upcoming Topics in July:

  • July 13 - Dark Money in Elections
  • July 20 - Jan 6 Hearings Review
  • July 27 - Open Discussion - What would you like to talk about?

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U.S. Supreme Court Debrief Links:

Supreme Court cases, October term 2021-2022 - https://ballotpedia.org/Supreme_Court_cases,_October_term_2021-2022

Supreme Court Case Quick Updates - https://www.americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice/resources/case_updates/

 

Opinions of the Court – 2021 - https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/slipopinion/21

 

Oyez - 2021-2022 Term - https://www.oyez.org/cases/2021

 

The Major Supreme Court Decisions in 2022 - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/06/21/us/major-supreme-court-cases-2022.html

 

How the Supreme Court ruled in the major decisions of 2022 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2022/significant-supreme-court-decisions-2022/

 

A Transformative Term at the Most Conservative Supreme Court in Nearly a Century - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/01/us/supreme-court-term-roe-guns-epa-decisions.html

 

Supreme Court conservatives flex in term full of controversial cases - https://rollcall.com/2022/06/30/supreme-court-conservatives-flex-in-term-full-of-controversial-cases/

 

The Supreme Court's Partisan Divide Hasn't Been This Sharp In Generations - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-supreme-courts-partisan-divide-hasnt-been-this-sharp-in-generations/

 

HOW CHARLES KOCH PURCHASED THE SUPREME COURT’S EPA DECISION - https://theintercept.com/2022/06/30/supreme-court-epa-climate-charles-koch/?fbclid=IwAR0ligq1HJHJLMxjYtyQKxWnfUZsITFXkwdq5o-WgMR4WzikMaUpa_5gPjI

 

Supreme Court Decision On EPA Could Have Implications For Other Regulatory Agencies, Like FDA - https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshuacohen/2022/07/05/supreme-court-decision-on-epa-could-have-implications-for-other-regulatory-agencies-like-fda/?sh=50dc78cb40d2

 

Supreme Court cases, October term 2022-2023 - https://ballotpedia.org/Supreme_Court_cases,_October_term_2022-2023

 

Did the Supreme Court Open the Door to Reviving One of Its Worst Decisions? - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/02/business/scotus-lochner-v-new-york.html

 

Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Legislatures’ Power Over Elections - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/30/us/politics/state-legislatures-elections-supreme-court.html

 

The Supreme Court case voting rights experts say could bring 'chaos' to elections - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-case-voting-rights-experts-say-bring-chaos-elections-rcna34033

 

A new Supreme Court case is the biggest threat to US democracy since January 6 - https://www.vox.com/23161254/supreme-court-threat-democracy-january-6

 

Trump's influence over the Supreme Court is just beginning. Next the conservative majority could upend elections with an 'extraordinary power grab.' - https://www.businessinsider.com/supreme-court-conservative-majority-could-reshape-american-elections-2022-7

 

 

The Supreme Court's next target is the executive branch - https://www.axios.com/2022/07/05/supreme-court-conservative-climate-health-regulations

 

Supreme Court's next term could be just as contentious - https://www.axios.com/2022/07/01/supreme-court-cases-2022

 

Can Supreme Court justices be impeached? Could the court be expanded? Your burning questions, answered. - https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/07/05/nation/can-supreme-court-justices-be-impeached-could-court-be-expanded-your-burning-questions-answered/

Democracy in the News Links:

Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes First Black Female Supreme Court Justice - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/30/us/politics/ketanji-brown-jackson-sworn-in-supreme-court.html

 

Trust in Supreme Court falters after Roe decision - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/03/supreme-court-trust/

 

Biden calls for suspending filibuster rules to guarantee abortion rights - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/30/biden-abortion-filibuster-nato/

 

Next Front Line in the Abortion Wars: State Supreme Courts - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/06/us/abortion-state-supreme-courts.html

 

Florida Judge Will Temporarily Block 15-Week Abortion Ban - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/30/us/florida-abortion-ban-blocked.html

 

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that allowed abortions to resume - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/07/02/texas-supreme-court-order-abortion/

 

Antiabortion lawmakers want to block patients from crossing state lines - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/29/abortion-state-lines/

 

Men rush to get vasectomies after Roe ruling - https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/06/29/abortion-vasectomies-roe-birth-control/

 

After Roe, architect of Texas abortion law sets sights on gay marriage and more - https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/after-roe-architect-of-texas-abortion-law-sets-sights-on-gay-marriage-and-more/

 

Texas thrusts itself into the center of battles over personal freedom, starting with abortion and sodomy - https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/texas-thrusts-itself-into-the-center-of-battles-over-personal-freedom/

 

Texas board of education strikes down proposal to call slavery ‘involuntary relocation’ - https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/3544271-texas-board-of-education-strikes-down-proposal-to-call-slavery-involuntary-relocation/

 

Florida law limiting LGBTQ discussions takes effect — and rocks schools - https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/07/01/dont-say-gay-florida-law/

 

Jan. 6 Hearings to Resume Next Week With Focus on Domestic Extremists - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/05/us/politics/jan-6-hearings.html

 

Jan. 6 Panel Secures Deal for Cipollone to Be Interviewed - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/06/us/politics/pat-cipollone-jan-6-testimony.html

 

Former deputy press secretary for Trump to testify at an upcoming January 6 committee hearing - https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/05/politics/sarah-matthews-testifying-january-6-committee/index.html

 

How Trump World pressures witnesses to deny his possible wrongdoing - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/06/30/how-trump-world-pressures-witnesses-deny-his-possible-wrongdoing/

 

Trump Group Pays for Jan. 6 Lawyers, Raising Concerns of Witness Pressure - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/30/us/trump-jan-6-lawyers-witness-pressure.html

 

Republicans plot vengeance on Jan. 6 committee - https://www.axios.com/2022/07/06/republicans-plot-vengeance-jan-6-committee

 

Rep. Adam Kinzinger releases expletive-laced audio of numerous calls to D.C. office threatening violence - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/rep-adam-kinzinger-releases-curse-filled-audio-numerous-calls-dc-offic-rcna36726

 

The Man Helping Drive the Investigation Into Trump’s Push to Keep Power - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/28/us/politics/trump-investigation-thomas-windom.html

 

7 Trump Allies Subpoenaed in Georgia Criminal Investigation - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/05/us/giuliani-subpoena-trump-election-georgia.html

 

Republican push to recruit election deniers as poll workers causes alarm - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/30/republican-recruit-poll-workers-election-integrity

 

Election Integrity Network - https://whoscounting.us/

 

Justice Dept. sues Arizona over requiring proof of citizenship to vote - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/07/05/arizona-voting-lawsuit-citizenship/

 

NH Supreme Court Declines To Review Partisan Gerrymandering - https://indepthnh.org/2022/06/29/nh-supreme-court-declines-to-review-partisan-gerrymandering/

 

Ohio Supreme Court declines to hold Ohio Redistricting Commission in contempt for failure to pass constitutional legislative districts - https://www.cleveland.com/news/2022/06/ohio-supreme-court-declines-to-hold-ohio-redistricting-commission-in-contempt-for-failure-to-pass-constitutional-legislative-districts.html

 

Supreme Court ruling completes redistricting for 2022 elections - https://news.ballotpedia.org/2022/07/06/supreme-court-ruling-completes-redistricting-for-2022-elections/

 

Democratic Voters’ Enthusiasm for Midterms Spikes in Wake of Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling - https://morningconsult.com/2022/06/27/roe-v-wade-democratic-enthusiasm-midterm-elections/

 

On Conservative Radio, Misleading Message Is Clear: ‘Democrats Cheat’ - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/05/business/media/conservative-radio-democrats-cheat.html

 

On July Fourth, how Americans see their country and their democracy - https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/06/30/how-americans-see-their-country-and-their-democracy/

 

'Payoff for 40 Years of Dark Money': Supreme Court Delivers for Corporate America - https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/07/01/payoff-40-years-dark-money-supreme-court-delivers-corporate-america

 

GOP megadonors turn on Trump after Jan. 6 hearings, set sights on DeSantis, Pence and other 2024 hopefuls - https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/30/gop-megadonors-turn-on-trump-look-for-2024-alternatives-after-jan-6-hearings.html

 

New FEC complaint alleges gun manufacturing company violated federal contractor contribution ban - https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/07/new-fec-complaint-alleges-gun-manufacturing-company-violated-federal-contractor-contribution-ban/

 

DOJ is stepping up enforcement of a law that regulates foreign lobbying in Washington - https://www.npr.org/2022/07/05/1109883086/doj-is-stepping-up-enforcement-of-a-law-that-regulates-foreign-lobbying-in-washi

 

The Police Groups and Fossil Fuel Corporations Lobbying to Criminalize Protest - https://nonprofitquarterly.org/the-police-groups-and-fossil-fuel-corporations-lobbying-to-criminalize-protest/

 

Congress Members Call for Investigation Into Intuit Lobbying, TurboTax Scandals - https://truthout.org/articles/congress-members-call-for-investigation-into-intuit-lobbying-turbotax-scandals/

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