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Mismatched signatures prompt tossed absentee ballots and legal fights ahead of November election

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Remember hanging chads, Florida's 2000 election nightmare? The 2020 equivalent could wind up being mismatched signatures. With voting already underway in two states, Democrats and Republicans are drawing battle lin...

Kristin Cavallari currently working on dropping Cutler from legal name

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It took a prompt from Ryan Seacrest to reveal Kristin Cavallari is in the process of changing her legal name. The reality star and author appeared virtually "On Air With Ryan Seacrest" and Seacrest told her every ti...

The legal reckoning awaiting Donald Trump if he loses the election

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New York If things don't go Donald Trump's way on Election Day, the President may face more serious matters than how to pack up the West Wing. Without some of the protections afforded him by the presidency, Trump wi...

The legal doctrine that could sway the election

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As emergency petitions concerning voting rights challenges have raced through the courts in the final weeks of the election, judges and justices have found themselves trying to explain a legal doctrine that was desi...

Narrowing path leaves some aides facing reality even as Trump presses legal action

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President Donald Trump was charging ahead Thursday with a strategy to force an election victory, or at least forestall a loss, through legal maneuvers and demands for recounts, a final-ditch effort to prevent states...

Trump adviser overseeing campaign legal challenges gets coronavirus, sources say

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An adviser for President Donald Trump's campaign, David Bossie, has tested positive for coronavirus only days after he was tapped to oversee the campaign's legal challenges contesting the outcome of the election, tw...

Trump’s legal adviser Jenna Ellis in 2016 called him an ‘idiot’ and said his supporters didn’t care about ‘facts or logic’

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Jenna Ellis has been one of President Donald Trump's most ardent defenders since joining his campaign as a legal adviser and surrogate a year ago, but in early 2016 she was one of his toughest critics and deeply opp...

Abortion is legal in Namibia, but only if a woman is in danger or has been sexually abused. Activists are demanding reform

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What do you do when your country is torn between decriminalizing abortion and maintaining its colonial abortion laws? Start a debate. That's the idea being put forward by Esther Muinjangue, Namibia's deputy minister...

The Trump campaign legal efforts may be coming to an end, sources say

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There is a sense developing within Donald Trump's legal team and what remains of his campaign staff that their efforts to overturn or delay the results of the election are coming to an end, multiple sources tell CNN...

Trump administration considering granting Saudi prince legal immunity for alleged assassination plot, sources say

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The Trump administration is considering granting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman legal immunity from a federal lawsuit alleging that he ordered an assassination squad to kill a former top Saudi intelligence o...

Dominion sends legal letters to conservative media figures warning of ‘imminent’ action

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Lawyers representing Dominion Voting Systems have sent letters to a wide array of conservative media personalities, as well as the White House and the President's personal attorney, warning that litigation related t...

Federal government executes Corey Johnson following prolonged legal fight

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Corey Johnson was executed by lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, and was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. ET on Thursday. Johnson was sentenced to die after he was convicted o...

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund launches a $40 million scholarship program for future civil rights lawyers, with help from an anonymous donor

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As the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, they're also giving back -- to the tune of $ 40 million -- to support the careers of future civil rights lawyers. Thanks to an anonymous ...

The utter weirdness of Donald Trump’s new impeachment trial legal team announcement

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Less than 24 hours after CNN broke the news that Donald Trump's legal team quit just a week before his second impeachment trial is set to begin, the ex-president sent out a press release announcing his new, new team...

31 Florida counties agree to settle legal fight over Spanish-language ballots

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Nearly half of Florida's counties have agreed to provide Spanish-language assistance and materials to voters after a years-long legal battle. Several Latino civil rights groups announced on Monday a settlement with...

Trump’s impeachment lawyers have a history of being involved in controversial legal matters

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Washington The new lawyers who signed on to lead former President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team bring a curious history of experience with them as they prepare to defend the former President in his second S...

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