Democracy Happy Hour – October 11, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Oct 11, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Oct 18 – Protecting Elections & Election Workers with Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor
  • Oct 25 – Can Moving to Even Year Elections to Boost Turnout? with Andrew Villeneuve, Northwest Progressive Institute
  • Nov 1 – Redrawing Washington's 15th Legislative District with Andrew Hong, Redistricting Justice for WA
  • Nov 8 – Take Action Network with Daniel Weise


U.S. Supreme Court: Cases to Watch in 2023-2024 Term Links:

Supreme Court of the United States -

2023-2024 Term -

Supreme Court cases, October term 2023-2024 -,_October_term_2023-2024

Supreme Court Preview of the 2023-2024 Term -

The Justices Return - Business regulation is the big story of the new Supreme Court term. -

A Battered Supreme Court Returns to Confront a Challenging Docket -

Major Supreme Court cases to watch in the new term -

The Supreme Court’s new term starts Monday. Here’s what you need to know -

Abortion, guns, voting rights: Once again, 5th Circuit packs SCOTUS docket with culture war issues -

Supreme Court to hear arguments on use of race in South Carolina congressional map -

The high stakes in a new Supreme Court showdown over gerrymandering -

Gerrymandering: Will the Court Permit Discrimination for Partisan Gain? -

Supreme Court weighs curbing disability rights lawsuits -

The 19th Explains: The Supreme Court case that could gut the Americans with Disabilities Act -

Even the Supreme Court’s conservative justices seem to be siding with Elizabeth Warren’s baby, the CFPB -

The fate of a financial watchdog rests in the Supreme Court's hands -

The Supreme Court Eyes Its Next Big Power Grab -

Expect Narrowing of Chevron Doctrine, High Court Watchers Say -

The Supreme Court will hear a case that could overturn a 40-year-old legal doctrine -

Federal regulators are in the Supreme Court's crosshairs -

Does the Supreme Court’s Cherry-Picking Inject Politics Into Judging? -

Biden administration asks U.S. Supreme Court to uphold ban on felons owning guns -

The Supreme Court Cases That Could Redefine the Internet -

Supreme Court tax case could have sweeping federal policy effects, experts say -

Religion vs. LGBTQ+ rights: Supreme Court weighs 'conversion therapy' bans for minors -

Cities are asking the Supreme Court for more power to clear homeless encampments -

Democracy in the News Links

Trump seeks dismissal of D.C. case, saying he’s immune to prosecution -

Citing Trump's social posts, special counsel asks for juror protections election interference case -

Prosecutors push back on Trump bid to delay documents case until after the election -

Trump allegedly discussed US nuclear subs with foreign national after leaving White House: Sources -

After years of exaggerating his business assets, Trump confronts them in court -

House Republicans pick Rep. Steve Scalise as speaker nominee -

Voter rolls are becoming the new battleground over secure elections as amateur sleuths hunt fraud -

States that send a mail ballot to every voter really do increase turnout, scholars find -

Federal judges pick new Alabama congressional map to boost Black voting power -

Alabama Is Ordered to Use Map With Two Districts That Empower Black Voters -

Newsom Signs Three Redistricting Bills, Vetoes Two Others -

A decision awaits in Florida’s redistricting trial. Here’s what you need to know. -

Voting bills eliminating use of student ID at Idaho polls are constitutional, judge says -

Illinois Democrats drew new maps. The changes pushed the GOP to the right. -

'It keeps me up at night': Michigan officials struggle to carry out citizen-led voting changes for 2024 -

Automatic voter registration in Pa. draws GOP lawsuit threats, but little action -

New Mexico judge rejects Republican challenge to Democratic-drawn congressional map -

Ohio Redistricting Commission adopts sixth version of Statehouse maps with bipartisan support -

Ohio’s new legislative redistricting plan is challenged in court: What happens now? -

Using New Veto-Proof Supermajority, North Carolina Republicans Enact Two Laws Drastically Altering Elections -

Appeals panel won’t revive lawsuit against Tennessee ban on giving out mail voting form -

Virginia election officials scramble to add back voters mistakenly removed from rolls -

Wisconsin Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Legal Challenge To State Legislative Districts -

As Wisconsin Supreme Court Takes Up Maps Case, Impeachment Threat Looms -

National Democrats sue to block Wisconsin’s absentee voting witness requirements -

One man's spending is dominating Pa. judicial races. Who is he, and why is this election important? -

DLCC making six-figure investment in Pennsylvania Supreme Court race -

Rep. Santos faces new charges he stole donor IDs, made unauthorized charges to their credit cards -

George Santos former campaign treasurer pleads guilty to campaign finance fraud -

2023 sets new high for midyear lobbying -

OpenSecrets Joins Call for Transparency in 2024 Presidential Election -

Do Democracy Vouchers help democracy? -

Book Banning Reaches Historic, Ominous Levels in the US -


How to avoid falling for misinformation, AI images on social media -

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