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Scandal deepens around Philippine fugitive mayor Alice Guo with freezing of assets

Guo, who missed several Senate hearings probing criminality among Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos), was ordered by the Supreme Court to be arrested but was nowhere to be found after police swarmed her residence in Bamban on Saturday. Officials say she is currently in hiding to evade law enforcement. The Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigation’s […]

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Alabama

Alabama politicians respond to SCOTUS ruling on presidential immunity | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Setting the tone for most of the responses from Alabama politicians, a tweet from the Alabama Republican Party characterized the Supreme Court’s ruling on Trump v. United States as a “SCOTUS WIN FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP!!” In the recent 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court found that a president enjoys “absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for actions […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas groups not asking SCOTUS to review ruling limiting scope of Voting Rights Act

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Progressive groups in Arkansas have decided to not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a lower court’s ruling that private groups can’t sue under a key section of the federal Voting Rights Act. The Arkansas Public Policy Panel and the Arkansas State Conference NAACP, which challenged Arkansas’ […]

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Alabama

Alabama GOP: SCOTUS has spoken, now the voters need to be heard | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The dust is still setting on the U.S. Supreme Court decision on immunity for Donald Trump. The Justices ruled that the former President has limited immunity for official acts but not for unofficial ones. The High Court is sending the charges against Trump back to the lower court to separate the two types of actions. […]

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Mayor

Missouri Supreme Court puts KCPD measure on August ballot, rejects KC mayor’s argument

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, finding that a measure forcing Kansas City to spend more on police can appear on the August ballot. The state’s highest court released an amended ruling that officially puts the ballot measure on the Aug. 6 ballot. The court had ordered […]

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Arkansas

U.S. Supreme Court sends Arkansas redistricting case back to judges after S.C. ruling

The Supreme Court on Monday sent a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ 2021 U.S. House map back to a three-judge panel, ordering it to review the suit in light of the high court’s decision against similar claims of bias in a redistricting case from South Carolina. The ruling is a setback for the lawsuit challenging the way […]

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Alaska

Alaska Supreme Court proposes expedited consideration of correspondence school dispute | #alaska | #politics

The Alaska state seal hangs at the Alaska Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 in the Boney Courthouse in downtown Anchorage. (Loren Holmes / ADN) JUNEAU — The Alaska Supreme Court indicated Wednesday that it could weigh in this summer on a case challenging rules surrounding the state’s correspondence schools. Meanwhile, state lawmakers continued […]

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Arkansas

Progress but still an unfulfilled promise • Arkansas Advocate

The promise of an equal education for Black students didn’t come to my Louisiana high school until my junior year in 1966, more than a decade after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board decision outlawing school segregation. As President Joe Biden and civil rights leaders marked the 70th anniversary of that historic ruling […]

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Alabama

Republican Court Rulings Keep Helping Republicans Win Elections | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A set of ongoing lawsuits over new voting districts drawn after the 2020 census have made it more and more clear that some Republican- and Trump-appointed judges are tacitly colluding with state officials to give Republicans an advantage in elections, by disenfranchising the growing population of Black and Latino voters. They’ve been quietly successful thus […]

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Alabama

Brett Kavanaugh’s Remarks Used Against Anti-Abortion Republican | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A federal judge cited conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in a ruling that allowed lawsuits to proceed against Alabama’s attorney general over his statements about prosecuting those who help Alabama residents travel to another state to seek abortions. Alabama banned abortion at any stage of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape and incest after […]

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