WJI daily reads for Aug. 22, 2021
Government Technology: Dallas Police Department employee deletes 22 terabytes of data in transfer error.
In Dallas, at least one murder trial has been delayed after a police employee accidentally destroyed 8 terabytes of digital case files and materials during a routine data migration process gone wrong.
A Dallas Police Department (DPD) employee attempting to move older case files out of a cloud-based archive and onto an on-premise server housed in the city’s data center accidentally deleted 22 terabytes worth of files, the DPD told media in an emailed statement.
Constitutional Law Prof Blog: Federal appeals court tosses OAN defamation suit against Rachel Maddow.
Slate: House Dems just got serious about reigning in the U.S. Supreme Court.
But one crucial section takes a more creative approach: The House bill actually repeals the court’s own rules for deciding election-related cases—which strongly favor states’ ability to suppress votes—replacing them with voter-friendly directives that would force the justices to safeguard equal suffrage. H.R. 4 also takes on the “shadow docket,” prohibiting the Supreme Court from issuing unreasoned emergency orders reversing lower court decisions that protected the franchise. And it abolishes the legal doctrine that allows the justices to shield anti-voting laws from judicial scrutiny in the run-up to an election.
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