Democracy Happy Hour – May 3, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, May 3, 2023 - Meeting Recordings & Chat File:

Fix Democracy First Links:

Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • May 10th – Democracy Open Discussion – Bring your ideas & comments
  • May 17th The Center for Election Innovation & Research (CEIR) with David J. Becker, Executive Director and Founder
  • May 24th - National Infrastructure Bank: What is it and why is it important? w/ Representatives from the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank & Washingtonians for Public Banking
  • May 31st – Growing Threat of Authoritarianism in the US


Pinion: How Everyday People Can Help Transform Civic Engagement for Healthier Democracy  Links:

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RepresentUS Princeton Study video - Corruption is Legal in America

Democracy in the News Links

Pence appears before Jan. 6 grand jury in Trump special counsel probe -


Prosecutors in Jan. 6 Case Step up Inquiry Into Trump Fund-Raising -


Ex-Proud Boys leader argues Trump is to blame for Jan. 6 attack -


Fulton judge extends deadline for DA to reply to Trump motion to kill probe -


Lawyer for ex-Fox News producer says law enforcement interested in recordings -


A second firm hired by Trump campaign found no evidence of election fraud -


Fox News to turn over more evidence in Smartmatic defamation suit, including Murdoch documents -


Former Dominion Voting employee waits for his day(s) in court on multiple suits -


Bipartisan groups urge Congress to boost election security grants -


U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Dick Durbin, Colleagues Reintroduce Comprehensive Legislation to Address Threats Targeting Election Workers -


Securing the 2024 Election -


Black voting rights under threat in GOP supermajority states, lawmakers say -


Republican-controlled states target college students’ voting power ahead of high-stakes 2024 elections -


Losing Ballot Issues on Abortion, G.O.P. Now Tries to Keep Them Off the Ballot -


New Report Finds Restoring Voting Rights for People with Felony Conviction Can Improve Public Safety -


After 5 years of mail-in ballots, Anchorage election officials say voter turnout has gone up -


Florida lawmakers pass a sweeping elections bill -


U.S. appeals court upholds Florida voting law that judge found discriminatory -


Minnesota Lawmakers Pass Sweeping Bill to Increase Voting Access -


Montana Republicans bar transgender lawmaker from House floor -


Judge denies Rep. Zooey Zephyr’s request to return to Montana House -


NC Supreme Court overturns gerrymandering decision, reinstates voter ID law, ends felons’ voting rights -


Alaska’s Supreme Court Prohibited Partisan Gerrymandering. These States Have Too -


Control of House Could Hinge on Redistricting Battles Playing Out in State Courts -


WA Gov. Jay Inslee won’t seek reelection for fourth term -


Inslee calls WA Legislature special session to address drug possession -


Supreme Court, done with arguments, turns to decisions -


Supreme Court Election Case in Doubt With State Court Ruling -


Supreme Court to Reconsider Precedent Giving Federal Agencies Benefit of Doubt -


Barnett explains Chevron deference and significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing of Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimand -


If the Supreme Court kills the Chevron doctrine, corporations will have even more power -


A new Supreme Court case seeks to make the nine justices even more powerful -


How Scalia Law School Became a Key Friend of the Court -


$30K and a Cushy Italian Trip From a Clout-Chasing Law School? “Fantastico!” Says Gorsuch -


Jane Roberts, who is married to Chief Justice John Roberts, made $10.3 million in commissions from elite law firms, whistleblower documents show -


Thomas' Citizens United Vote Enabled Billionaire Benefactor to Boost Political Power -


In Bipartisan Bill, Senators Urge Supreme Court to Adopt Ethics Code -


Senators spar over calls for Supreme Court ethics reform -


All 9 Supreme Court justices push back on oversight: 'Raises more questions,' Senate chair says -


Why Supreme Court Justices Should Have Term Limits and a Code of Ethics -


What the Supreme Court Does in the Shadows -


How Leonard Leo became a conservative power broker in judicial elections -


Leonard Leo used Federalist Society contact to obtain $1.6B donation -


Bill would require disclosure of AI-generated content in political ads -


Global Lessons: Proportional Voting Systems and Women’s Representation -

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