Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp dismisses corporate backlash over election law

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Wednesday dismissed corporate backlash against voting legislation he signed into law.

The governor on Thursday signed a sweeping GOP-backed election bill that civil rights advocates say disproportionately hurts voters of color. The legislation adds new identification requirements to absentee voting, limits ballot drop boxes and prohibits offering food or water to voters in line, among other provisions.

“I’m glad to deal with it,” Kemp said, referencing the backlash from business leaders in Georgia and the U.S. over the voting law. “If they want to have a debate about the merits and

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Hawaii Supreme Court issues order allowing judges to once again set bail, keep alleged criminals in custody

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Citing improvements in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued an order today setting aside a special ruling it made in August that prevented judges from setting bail and, in some cases, keeping certain alleged criminals in custody.

Today’s order allows District Court judges to set bail for those alleged to have committed “offenses against the person” pending trial. The offenses include misdemeanor assault, terroristic threatening, sexual assault and other violent crimes.

The high court had ordered the requirement, among others, six months ago as a way of helping to alleviate crowding in the criminal justice system and thus

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Delta, Coca Cola CEOs blasts Georgia’s ‘unacceptable’ voting law

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CEOs for Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola came out in strong opposition to Georgia’s recently passed voting law on Wednesday, both calling the law “unacceptable.”

On Wednesday morning, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a memo to employees that the law is “unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values.”

“Let me be crystal clear and unequivocal, this legislation is unacceptable,” Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said later that day on CNBC.

In the week since a sweeping package of election restrictions was signed into law by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, activists have threatened to boycott Delta and other Atlanta-based companies, saying

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Claims Court Says It Can’t Hear Court Office Contract Dispute

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Law360 (March 31, 2021, 7:17 PM EDT) — A Court of Federal Claims judge has tossed a Thermo Fisher unit’s protest over a $9.9 million Administrative Office of the United States Courts deal for drug testing equipment, ruling the court lacks authority over disputes involving the office.

The AOUSC, as a judicial branch entity, is not an “agency” under the terms of the Tucker Act, which sets out the claims court’s jurisdiction, meaning the court can’t hear Microgenics Corp.’s challenge to the contract awarded to Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., Judge Charles F. Lettow ruled.

The disputed contract, covering drug analyzing

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Governor responds to critics’ attacks

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In an opinion piece for Fox News on Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp retaliated against critics of SB 202, which Kemp made legal in Georgia with his signature on March 25. 

The text of the bill states its purpose is to address a perceived loss in confidence after the 2018 and 2020 elections, and Kemp has maintained statements by President Joe Biden and other opponents that compare the reforms

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