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Sunday, June 2, 2019

“Lobbyists still can’t give gifts to Kentucky lawmakers, federal appeals panel rules”: Deborah Yetter of The Courier Journal of Louisville, Kentucky has this report.

Jack Brammer of The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that “Appellate court upholds state ban of gifts, money to Kentucky lawmakers.”

Bruce Schreiner and Dylab Lovan of The Associated Press report that “Federal panel reverses ruling that tossed Ky. ethics rules.”

And Kevin Koeninger of Courthouse News Service reports that “Sixth Circuit Upholds Kentucky Campaign-Finance Limits.”

You can access Thursday’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.

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“Deceased G.O.P. Strategist’s Hard Drives Reveal New Details on the Census Citizenship Question”: Michael Wines had this front page article in Friday’s edition of The New York Times.

Tara Bahrampour and Robert Barnes of The Washington Post report that “Despite Trump administration denials, new evidence suggests census citizenship question was crafted to benefit white Republicans.”

In Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall had an article headlined “Trump Administration Misled Court About Census Question on Citizenship, ACLU Says; Commerce Secretary Ross has offered shifting explanations for the origin of the citizenship question.”

Brendan Pierson of Reuters reports that “Groups say U.S. census citizenship question was designed to influence elections.”

Greg Stohr and Chris Dolmetsch of Bloomberg News report that “Supreme Court Gets Census-Case Twist With Evidence of Racial Goals.”

Ariane de Vogue of CNN reports that “Challengers of census citizenship question tell Supreme Court they have new evidence that shows political motivation.”

Amber Jamieson of BuzzFeed News has a report headlined “A Republican Consultant Died. His Progressive Daughter Then Found Documents That Might Affect The Census Citizenship Question.”

In commentary, online at The New York Times, law professor Joshua A. Geltzer has an essay titled “Will the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court Survive the Census Case? Last year, the court overlooked the anti-Muslim animus of the travel ban and ruled for the administration; It should not be taken in again.”

Online at Slate, law professor Richard L. Hasen — author of the “Election Law Blog” — has a jurisprudence essay titled “New Memo Reveals the Census Question Was Added to Boost White Voting Power; Why it won’t matter to the Supreme Court’s conservatives.” And Mark Joseph Stern has a jurisprudence essay titled “The New Trove of Secret Gerrymandering Files Will Be a Nightmare for the GOP.”

Friday’s edition of The New York Times contained an editorial titled “Looks Like the Trump Administration Lied About the Census; The administration said it needed citizenship data to protect voting rights; New documents tell another story.”

Today’s edition of The Washington Post contains an editorial titled “The Supreme Court can’t ignore damning new evidence on Trump’s census manipulation.” And columnist Dana Milbank has an essay titled “New documents on the census confirm: Trump’s raison d’etre is white power.”

And online at The Week, Ryan Cooper has an essay titled “How far gone is the Roberts court?

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“How to Convince Americans to Abolish the Death Penalty: The moral argument doesn’t work; Opponents of capital punishment in New Hampshire succeeded with a different approach.” Austin Sarat has this essay online at The New Republic.

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“How a Sex Offender’s Case Before the Supreme Court Could Bring Down the Administrative State; It has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with presidential power”: Todd Tucker has this essay online at Politic Magazine.

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