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Election Law

1026 ABA Journal Election Law articles.

If DOJ prosecutes Trump, what charges could it bring? Experts consider possibilities

Updated: Information revealed in the congressional hearing into the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot could serve as the basis for a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice of former President Donald Trump, some experts say.

Meet Greg Jacob, Pence lawyer who opposed ‘made up’ election theory, sent ‘furious message’ Jan. 6, 2021

Greg Jacob is back at O'Melveny & Myers as a partner handling Employee Retirement Income Security Act and labor and employment issues after his star turn as the top lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence.

Lawyers surrounding Trump rejected stolen election claims; Barr calls claims ‘idiotic’ and ‘disturbing’

Lawyers surrounding former President Donald Trump, including former U.S. Attorney General William Barr, rejected his claims of a stolen election and told him so, according to witnesses testifying before the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot.

Rudy Giuliani faces ethics charges in DC over failed election arguments

Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump, is facing ethics charges in Washington, D.C., as a result of his unsuccessful arguments in a federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate as many as 1.5 million votes in Pennsylvania.

SCOTUS allows counting of mail-in ballots in undated envelopes

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere with the counting of mail-in ballots in undated envelopes in a judicial election in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Progressive San Francisco DA is recalled; he notes big spending by ‘right-wing billionaires’

Voters in San Francisco recalled progressive San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin on Tuesday.

Former elections GC pleads guilty to charges stemming from wrestling job seekers

Updated: A former general counsel for the New York City Board of Elections has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for allegedly subjecting job seekers to a physical fitness assessment that included wrestling moves and measurement of body parts.

Pro-Trump lawyer’s challenge to bar’s mental exam order can’t be heard by federal courts, 11th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a pro-Trump lawyer’s lawsuit contending that the State Bar of Georgia violated his constitutional rights when it ordered him to take a mental health exam.

ABA Survey of Civic Literacy shows people are in favor of protecting the right to vote

“The American Bar Association is constantly working to enhance the integrity and public perception of the electoral process in a nonpartisan fashion with policies promoting consistent and fair ballot-counting and a reduction in wait times to vote,” says ABA President Reginald Turner. “We all need to be confident that our votes matter. We all must work to preserve access to the ballot box for all who are eligible. We must keep the right to vote ‘the crown jewel of American liberties.’”

Emergency SCOTUS filing follows ballot ruling that could affect Dr. Oz’s US Senate race

Updated: A judicial candidate in Pennsylvania is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to issue an emergency stay that will prevent the counting of mail-in ballots in undated envelopes in a 2021 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, election.

Texas AG Paxton faces state ethics petition for alleged ‘dishonest’ statements in election litigation

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is accused of making “dishonest” statements in election litigation in an ethics petition filed by the Commission for Lawyer Discipline of the State Bar of Texas.

Second Loss for Rep. Madison Cawthorn: 4th Circuit revives claim that he is an insurrectionist unfit for office

Congress didn’t give amnesty to future insurrectionists who are barred from office under the Constitution’s disqualification clause, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Justice Thomas’ wife urged Arizona lawmakers to choose ‘clean slate of electors’ after Trump’s loss

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife apparently pushed two Arizona lawmakers to choose electors for former President Donald Trump following his 2020 election loss in the state, according to emails obtained by the Washington Post.

Supreme Court sides with Ted Cruz in challenge to a campaign finance restriction

Ex-law prof advised counting mail-in ballots at ‘prorated amount’ to swing Pennsylvania to Trump

Retired Chapman University law professor John Eastman advised a Pennsylvania lawmaker to count mail-in ballots at a “prorated amount,” giving the state legislature justification to install pro-Trump electors, according to newly released emails.

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