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Search for Supreme Court leaker falls to former Army colonel

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court’s police force and the operations of the marble-columned building where the justices work.

Her most public role was supposed to be in the courtroom, where the Marshal bangs a gavel and announces the entrance of the court’s nine justices. Her brief script includes “Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!” — meaning “hear ye” — and concludes, “God save the United States and this Honorable Court.”

Earlier this month, however, Curley was handed a bombshell of an assignment, overseeing an unprecedented breach of Supreme Court secrecy, the leak of a draft opinion and apparent votes in a major abortion case. Leaks to Politico suggest that the court seems ready to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that women have a constitutional right to abortion. That has sparked protests and round-the-clock security at justices’ homes,demonstrations at the court and concerns about violence following the court’s ultimate decision.

People who know Curley, 53, described the former Army colonel and military lawyer as possessing the right temperament for a highly charged leak investigation: smart, private, apolitical and unlikely to be intimidated.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-leak-investigation-gail-curley-48623ac2a3bafe36f39bbf5f68257dbf

Dave Wasserman quote on Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY)



New York judge approves congressional map, throwing Democrats into disarray

Source: Reuters

May 21 (Reuters) - A New York judge approved a new congressional map that pits two veteran Democratic incumbents against one another and boosts Republican odds of capturing more seats in November's midterm elections, further endangering Democrats' fragile U.S. House majority.

Justice Patrick McAllister, a judge in rural Steuben County, signed off on the map just before midnight on Friday, weeks after New York's top court ruled that the redistricting plan passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature was unconstitutionally manipulated to benefit the party.

The Democratic map would likely have given the party control of 22 of the state's 26 congressional seats this fall, serving to counterbalance similarly partisan maps passed in Republican-dominated states such as Florida, Georgia and Texas.

Republicans need to flip only five seats in November to win a majority in the House, which would enable them to block much of President Joe Biden's agenda.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/new-york-judge-approves-congressional-map-throwing-democrats-into-disarray-2022-05-21/

Predict It currently has Oz 89 to 11 as the favorite over McCormick

Not sure what this means, but they have been pretty accurate.


Let's channel our inner Wasserman: Who's position would you rather be in, Oz's or McCormick's?

Just like Dave Wasserman likes to not only analyze who's ahead but also where the remaining votes will come from and who the mail-ins will favor, who do you think has the edge?

Here's where it stands for the past 20 hours or so, with 98% reporting:

Oz 416,785 31.2%
McCormick 415,545 31.1%

Has the guy who says "I've seen enough" said anything about the PA Senate race yet?

Can't remember his name, but he always calls races before everyone else does. He's always right too, and always says his signature "I've seen enough."

Geoffrey Young wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Geoffrey Young wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-kentucky-congress-404535b4e7b34773a834851d50d569d3

Not much in the news story, but he says Ukraine's government are Nazis. It's right on his campaign page. He also says to "Abolish the CIA."


Kathy Barnette only down by two!

Here's the poll, which came out today:

Oz 29, Barnette 27, McCormick 22, Sands 7, Bartos 7, Gale 2, Bochetto 2

If the nominee is Kathy Barnette, it won't matter even if don't campaign much we make some mistakes. She's completely unelectable, at least in PA.


Supreme Court limits review of factual disputes in immigration cases

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court has ruled against a Georgia man who has spent decades in the US and faces deportation after checking the wrong box on a driver's license application.

The ruling made it more difficult for non-citizens who are in removal proceedings to get a federal court to review factual determinations that were made by an immigration court concerning relief from deportation.

Justice Amy Coney Barrett wrote the decision for 5-4 court. Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the dissent for himself with the three liberal justices.

Pankajkumar S. Patel, a citizen of India, entered the US unlawfully in 1992 and was seeking to become a lawful permanent resident. In 2008, while his petition to adjust his status was pending, he checked a box on a driver's license renewal application falsely maintaining that he was a US citizen. He was later charged with making a false statement.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/16/politics/supreme-court-immigration-cases-disputes/index.html

Gorsuch sides with the good ones, odd...

Manchin to vote "no" on Senate Democrats' abortion access bill amid fallout from draft Supreme Court

Source: CBS News

Washington — The Senate is set to vote Wednesday afternoon on whether to advance legislation that would enshrine the right to an abortion established in Roe v. Wade into federal law, as Democrats scramble to protect abortion access nationwide after a draft Supreme Court opinion indicated the high court may overturn its near-50-year-old decision.

Democratic leaders are pressing ahead with the procedural vote even though it is almost certain to fail to garner the 60 votes necessary to overcome a filibuster, arguing the need to bolster abortion rights at the federal level is too urgent to ignore.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced last week the Senate would vote to proceed to the bill, called the Women's Health Protection Act, days after the draft majority opinion was leaked and published. But all 50 GOP senators are expected to vote against ending debate on the bill and at least one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, will join them.

Manchin was the sole Democrat to join Republicans in blocking the measure when it was taken up by the Senate in February, and he told reporters ahead of Wednesday's vote that he would support legislation that solely enshrines Roe's protections into law, which he said would be the "reasonable, rational thing to do."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/senate-abortion-bill-vote-womens-health-protection-act-supreme-court-draft-opinion-roe-v-wade/
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