157 US law school deans issue collective statement on 2020 election, Capitol attack

Law school deans from 157 law schools across the US issued a collective statement on Tuesday addressing the 2020 election and condemning the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. Because law school deans usually do not collectively speak on issues outside of legal education, this was an unusual occurrence.
The deans who signed the statement on Tuesday represented about two-thirds of US law schools. There are about 235 law schools in the US, 203 of which are ABA-approved. The 157 deans who signed the statement included those of Harvard, CUNY, Stanford and Yale, as well as many other schools throughout the nation.
In the statement, the deans condemned the attack on the Capitol as an “effort to disrupt the certification of a free and fair election” that “was a betrayal of the core values that undergird our Constitution.” They also wrote that, even though many lawyers and judges “worked honestly and


Original URL: https://www.jurist.org/news/2021/01/157-us-law-school-deans-issue-collective-statement-on-2020-election-capitol-attack/

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Trump campaign sues Pennsylvania over ballot drop-off sites

US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) sued Pennsylvania Monday over absentee ballot drop-off locations.
The suit targets the elections boards of all 67 counties in the state. It says that “Free and fair elections are essential to the right of Americans to choose through their vote whom they elect to represent them.” It continues by contending that “Upending our entire election process and undermining ballot security through unmonitored by-mail voting is the single greatest threat to free and fair elections.” The complaint is seeking a to block all counties from counting absentee ballots unless they are mailed by voters directly to their county election office or dropped off in person. Such a ruling would prohibit the use of remote drop off sites statewide.
The suit also alleges that the Commonwealth has engaged in the “illegal implementation of unmonitored mail-in voting which provides fraudsters an easy opportunity to engage


Original URL: https://www.jurist.org/news/2020/07/trump-campaign-sues-pennsylvania-over-ballot-drop-off-sites/

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