The Heritage Foundation Releases "Election Integrity Scorecard"

On Tuesday, The Heritage Foundation launched its Election Integrity Scorecard, "an interactive tool that allows users to quickly and easily assess the status of state election fairness and security."

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Democrats' Soft on Crime Policies Are Costing Americans

The soft on crime policies of local and state Democrat officials are costing Americans. As the Manhattan Institute's Rafael A. Mangual wrote about in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, rising crime has become a top issue for voters, despite the Left trying to gaslight the American people into believing that rising crime shouldn't be a concern.

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Harmeet K. Dhillon Elected to Chair the Republican National Lawyers Association

The Republican National Lawyers Association is excited to announce that the Board of Governors has elected Harmeet K. Dhillon to serve as Chair for 2022. Harmeet is the Founding Partner of Dhillon Law Group Inc. She is a nationally recognized lawyer, trusted boardroom advisor, and passionate advocate for individual, corporate and institutional clients. Her practice focuses on election law and civil rights, commercial, employment, and First Amendment litigation. Harmeet is the RNC National Committeewoman for California and Western Region Vice Chairwoman of the RNC. She previously served as RNLA Co-Chair. She is also the founder and CEO of the Center for American Liberty, a national nonprofit civil rights legal organization.

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The Senate and Federal Courts Spell More Trouble for Biden's Vaccine Mandates

On Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate voted to repeal the Biden Administration's vaccine mandate for private businesses with one hundred or more workers. The effort, led by Indiana Senator Mike Braun, saw bipartisan support with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin and Montana Senator Jon Tester crossing the aisle to vote with Republicans. Politico explains that the bill utilizes the Congressional Review Act to get rid of the regulation:

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Even the Liberal 9th Circuit Recognizes the Importance of Election Integrity

Earlier today, the Ninth Circuit upheld Arizona's curing deadline for mail-in ballots that are returned without the voter's signature. Courthouse News Service reports:

The Arizona Democratic Party sued the state in June 2020 claiming the deadline for missing signatures denied voters due process and violated their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. After a federal judge ruled in favor of the Democrats, the state appealed to the Ninth Circuit and oral arguments took place in July 2021.

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ICYMI: Senate Dem Trickery Advances Radical U.S. Attorney Nominee

Last week, Senate Democrats took advantage of the absence of some Republican members to vote on a discharge petition for President Joe Biden's nominee to be the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Rachael Rollins. Rollins' nomination would not have moved forward without trickery from the Democrats:

Rollins's nomination has been shelved in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee since that panel deadlocked in September on whether to report it to the Senate floor, breaking with what Democrats have described as a longstanding tradition of respecting the will of presidents and home-state senators.

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De Blasio Expands Radical NYC Vaccine Mandate and Manchin Critical of OSHA Rule

New York City has some of the strictest COVID-19 restrictions in the United States—and they just got worse. Outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that he would be expanding the city's vaccine mandate to apply to children ages 5 and older:

Children ages 5 to 11 must show proof of one vaccination dose to eat out, see a show, go to a movie theater, visit a fitness facility, or attend indoor entertainment venues by Dec. 14.

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Hearing Exposes Extreme Partisanship of Judicial Nominee

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for a number of judicial nominees. Among them was Dale Ho, nominated to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Throughout the hearing, Republican Senators expressed concern over Ho's prior partisan rhetoric, especially on social media.

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Conservative Commentators Weigh in on Dobbs

Many commentators in the conservative legal sphere agree—there is no middle ground when it comes to the decision the U.S. Supreme Court will make in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Carrie Severino writes for Fox News:

The current court would commit grave error in Dobbs if it replicated Casey’s gamesmanship with yet another baseless exercise in line-drawing. In other words, the only principled outcome here is for the court to overrule those two precedents, which are as unprincipled as any cases decided within living memory. 

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Landmark Abortion Case

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which has the potential to radically upend the current landscape of abortion jurisprudence. At issue in the case is whether a Mississippi law banning most abortions past 15 weeks of pregnancy is constitutional. This case is different from others that have come before the Court because it directly asks the justices to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

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