Suit: Georgia election law threatens voting, speech rights

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A new federal lawsuit says Georgia’s sweeping new overhaul of election laws threatens the fundamental right to vote, freedom of speech and the separation of powers

The lawsuit against the secretary of state and the members of the State Election Board was filed in federal court in

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“Ghost guns” a growing problem in Ventura County, law enforcement say

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The phrase “ghost guns” may bring to mind phantom Wild West shoot-outs or supernatural weapons, but the true meaning tells a far different story.

The term refers to firearms that are constructed at home without a federal serial number, making them unregistered and untraceable for regulators.

In recent months, Ventura County law enforcement officials have noted a rise in the number of these types of firearms, although statistical data was not readily available.

“Anecdotally, looking at some of the cases that I see, particularly the units I oversee, we’ve definitely seen an increase on the street,” said Cmdr. Tim Kelley,

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New law makes inmates choose electric chair or firing squad

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law a bill that forces death row inmates for now to choose between the electric chair or a newly formed firing squad in hopes the state can restart executions after an involuntary 10-year pause.

South Carolina had been one of the most prolific states of its size in putting inmates to death. But a lack of lethal injection drugs brought executions to a halt.

McMaster signed the bill Friday with no ceremony or fanfare, according to the state Legislature’s website. It’s the first bill the governor decided to

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Where 5 Challenges to New York’s 2019 Rent Law Stand Now

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Five cases: three dismissals and two decisions pending.

It’s been nearly two years since the New York state legislature passed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019, yet five separate suits challenging the law’s constitutionality are still taking up space on court dockets.

The plaintiffs — an array of landlords, property managers and related interest groups — are banking that the suits can crawl their way to the Supreme Court, where a majority conservative bench might favor curtailing government control of property. Tenant lawyers party to each case doubt that they will make it past the appellate

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Miss Hawaii, Courtney Choy, plans to use law degree to empower women

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