On Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz released a statement asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an emergency motion filed by two Republican congressional candidates challenging the election results certified by Pennsylvania.Read more
In a year when Democrats insisted that a "blue wave" was coming, not a single Republican House member lost their bid for reelection in 2020. Even better, Republicans flipped 4 seats in the liberal stronghold of California.Read more
In a victory for religious liberty, the United States Supreme Court granted an injunction last Wednesday, protecting two New York religious organizations from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order that imposed "very severe restrictions on attendance at religious services in areas classified as 'red' or 'orange' zones" pending a decision on the merits of the case by the Second Circuit.
The Court's unsigned per curiam opinion was joined by Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett. Both Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh wrote concurring opinions. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote a dissenting opinion. Justice Breyer also authored a dissenting opinion that Justices Sotomayor and Kagan joined. Justice Sotomayor wrote her own dissenting opinion joined by Justice Kagan.Read more
On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced that he has pardoned General Michael Flynn. The pardon ends the drawn-out battle between the Department of Justice and District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan who refused to dismiss the charges against General Flynn after new evidence was discovered that led to the Department's recommendation to drop the charges.
Long overdue justice for Gen. Flynn after a politicized prosecution and judge's unwillingness to dismiss the case after being ordered to do so by the D.C. Circuit. https://t.co/uY75CGHNgw— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) November 25, 2020
On November 18th, the Senate Rules Committee met to consider the nominations of Shana M. Broussard, Sean J. Cooksey, and Allen Dickerson to the Federal Election Commission. Confirming the nominees is especially important, since the FEC lost a shortly-held quorum earlier this year when Commissioner Caroline Hunter resigned.Read more
Judicial confirmations are continuing full speed ahead thanks to the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham. As reported by Carrie Severino for the National Review:
The Senate has recessed for Thanksgiving break, but not before processing a number of judicial nominees. Five new trial judges were confirmed last week, four to various district courts and one to the Court of International Trade.Read more
More than 2 weeks after Election Day, seven congressional races are still uncalled in New York and California. These issues are a result of the dramatic expansion of mail voting in these states. Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis released a statement about the current state of the races:
"It is ridiculous that California and New York are still counting more than two weeks after an election,” said Davis. “We’ve had election observers in many of these districts and what they’re witnessing is the state’s failure to run efficient elections. In California’s case, it’s the Secretary of State’s decision to mail live ballots to decades-old voter rolls. In New York, it’s the state increasing mail-in voting without making the other changes needed to ensure election officials can count these votes in a timely manner. I understand that this year was unprecedented, but the people of California and New York deserve a better process."Read more
Earlier today, the Trump Campaign's legal team held a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters to give an overview of their ongoing litigation. The press conference featured Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis. It focused on alleged problems in major cities across several states.Read more
On Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET, RNLA will host a webinar to discuss "The Dangerous Precedent Set by the Left's Threats Against Republican Attorneys." It will feature RNLA Co-Chair Harmeet Dhillon and GW Law Professor Jonathan Turley. Both have criticized the left's recent attacks on Republican attorneys.Read more