The Chippewa Herald: Four disabled voters file federal lawsuit challenging requirement for in-person delivery and mailing of absentee ballots.
Four people in Wisconsin with disabilities have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to ensure that they'll be able to get help turning in their ballots, even though the conservative-controlled state Supreme Court said no one other than the voter can return absentee ballots in person. . . .
One of them, Timothy Carey, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and is unable to move his body and is on a ventilator. The lawsuit said he has always voted absentee with the help of a third party. Another plaintiff, Martha Chambers, is paralyzed from the neck down and always received help returning her absentee ballot since she can't use her arms or legs to place a ballot in the mailbox or return it to the clerk's office.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: A new Office of Lawyer Regulation complaint filed against Michael Gableman.
Among the allegations, (Kevin) Kelsay alleged Gableman broke a rule that forbids attorneys from knowingly making false statements about judges, public officials or candidates when Gableman alleged Wisconsin judges had held up his election review, accused state elections commissioners of helping steal the presidential election, and accused a Dane County judge of being a partisan.
The Hill: Georgia, district attorney disqualified from investigating a fake elector due to conflict of interest.
The ruling was a stunning rebuke to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and came after a judge found that a conflict of interest barred Willis and her office from investigating state Sen. Burt Jones, one of the sham electors. . . .
The order Monday rejected similar disqualification requests from 11 other phony electors who were subpoenaed by Willis’s office, meaning the Fulton County District Attorney’s probe of those targets may continue, and the investigation of Jones is expected to be handed off to another prosecutor’s office.
Associated Press: July poll shows 67% approve of term limits for U.S. Supreme Court justices.
Slate: First-person account of the effects on abortion clinics in Illinois after the fall of Roe.
Just this morning, someone reached out and said, “I’m afraid. Am I going to get arrested if I come to Illinois? I know that it’s legal there, but it’s not legal in my state. So will I get arrested when I come back? Will I …”
The New York Times: California governor signs law providing $10,000 reward to citizens who successfully sue gunmakers.
No piece of legislation better encapsulates Mr. (Gavin) Newsom’s fight-fire-with-fire attitude than the bill co-opting a Texas anti-abortion tactic to enforce California bans on assault weapons and ghost guns.
Senate Bill 1327 aims to bury those who deal in banned guns in litigation. Awards of at least $10,000 per weapon, and legal fees, will be offered to plaintiffs who successfully sue anyone who imports, distributes, manufactures or sells assault-style weapons, .50-caliber rifles, guns without serial numbers or parts that can be used to build firearms that are banned in California.
“No one is saying you can’t have a gun,” said State Senator Bob Hertzberg, a veteran San Fernando Valley Democrat who was tapped by the governor to craft and shepherd the complex legislation. “We’re just saying there’s no constitutional right to an AR-15, a .50-caliber machine gun or a ghost gun with the serial number filed off.”
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