Democracy Happy Hour – October 4, 2023

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Democracy Happy Hour, Oct 4, 2023 - Meeting Recordings:

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Democracy Happy Hour Upcoming Topics/Schedule:

  • Oct 11 - U.S. Supreme Court Cases to Watch in the 2023-2024 Term
  • Oct 18 - Protecting Elections & Election Workers with Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor


Oregon's Effort for Campaign Finance Reform Links:

Honest Elections Oregon -

Oregon good government groups will try again in 2024 to cap campaign contributions, shed light on ‘dark money’ -

Oregon labor group launches end run around effort to curb political donations, shed light on dark money -

Democracy in the News Links

N.Y. judge finds Trump committed fraud and sanctions his attorneys -

Judge rules Donald Trump defrauded banks, insurers while building real estate empire -

New York’s $250 million fraud trial against Donald Trump gets underway -

Judge issues gag order in fraud case after Trump assails staffer on social media -

Trump’s attack on Milley fuels special counsel’s push for a gag order -

Federal judge declines to recuse herself from Trump election interference case -

Trump won’t try to move Georgia case to federal court after judge rejected similar bid by Meadows -

First Trump co-defendant pleads guilty in the Georgia election interference case -

Trump allies offered plea agreements in Georgia election interference case -

Trump Trials Clearinghouse -

Another suit to disqualify Trump under the Constitution’s ‘insurrection’ clause is filed in Michigan -

Trump dodges threat: States resist 14th Amendment ballot ban push -

Former Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans will lose if Donald Trump is nominee -

Speaker McCarthy ousted in historic House vote, as scramble begins for a Republican leader -

GOP leaders push for early and mail-in voting despite Trump-fueled skepticism within party -

Voter ID laws are disenfranchising transgender and nonbinary people as anti-trans legislation reaches record levels -

The rightwing group swamping US election offices with records requests -

The High Cost of High Turnover -

Over Two Million People Stand to Regain the Right to Vote in Five States -

Which states could get new congressional maps in 2024? -

In Three Southern States, a Legal Battle Over Political Maps -

The Supreme Court will let Alabama’s congressional map be redrawn to better represent Black voters -

Special master in Alabama redistricting case proposes three House maps in a closely watched voting rights fight -

Federal judge blocks AZ law that 'disenfranchised' Native voters -

Redistricting trial ends with more questions about DeSantis’ intent with Black voters -

Federal court declines to rehear Florida elections law fight -

5th Circuit cancels redrawing of Louisiana’s congressional district map -

Republican lawmakers sue over voter-approved election ballot proposals -

NC redistricting gets underway with voter feedback, less transparency -

Republicans push for bipartisan commission to redraw WA Latino district -

Embattled WA library wins lawsuit, won’t shut down after book-ban fight -

Bipartisan group of Wisconsin lawmakers propose ranked-choice voting and top-five primaries -

A Battered Supreme Court Returns to Confront a Challenging Docket -

Clarence Thomas recuses himself as Supreme Court rejects ex-Trump lawyer John Eastman's appeal -

Clarence Thomas Secretly Participated in Koch Network Donor Events -

Not just Clarence Thomas: Lower courts facing scrutiny over ethics, disclosures, too -

Democrats re-introduce bill to set term limits for Supreme Court justices -

All the salacious details in the Bob Menendez indictment, from gold bars to a Mercedes -

Sen. Bob Menendez faces rapidly growing calls from colleagues to resign -

Trump's campaign machine is bleeding cash for legal expenses -

Sam Bankman-Fried’s fraud ran through Washington, prosecutors say -

U.S., 17 states sue Amazon alleging monopolistic practices led to higher prices -

ALEC: 50 Years of Attacking Environmental Protection and Democracy -

ALEC Gala to Face Protest From Pro-Democracy Groups -

Big money is trashing trust in British politics. ‘Democracy vouchers’ could be the solution -

Social media firms ‘not ready to tackle misinformation’ during global elections -

Experts push for AI regulations to combat election malfeasance -

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