North Carolina Is Getting A Do-Over Election | FiveThirtyEight

After months of investigations and media reports into possible absentee-ballot fraud, we finally have a decision in the disputed election in the North Carolina 9th Congressional District: There will be a new election. This will be the first time that a congressional election has been redone since 1975. On Thursday, the North Carolina State Board […]

LGBT group severs links with Navratilova over transgender comments – BBC News

In its statement, Athlete Ally said Navratilova’s comments were “transphobic, based on a false understanding of science and data, and perpetuate dangerous myths that lead to the ongoing targeting of trans people through discriminatory laws, hateful stereotypes and disproportionate violence”. It added: “This is not the first time we have approached Martina on this topic. […]

Roger Stone, Russian Hackers, and the Rule of Law – Musing about law, books, and politics

So Roger Stone had a bit of a tantrum yesterday. He’s angry because he was assigned to a judge he doesn’t want. What’s really happening is that Rule of Law is colliding with Cult of Leadership. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/roger-stone-russian-hackers-and-the-rule-of-law/

Texas Sen. Angela Paxton files bill to expand power of Texas AG Ken Paxton | The Texas Tribune

Today’s “Politics as usual” story. Billed as a consumer protection effort, the proposal would allow approved individuals to serve as investment advisers without registering with the state board — a felony under Texas law that Ken Paxton was charged with in 2015. — Read on www.texastribune.org/2019/02/16/ken-paxton-angela-securities-regulations-texas-attorney-general-power/amp/

The National Emergencies Act Is Not a Blank Check | Constitutional Accountability Center

Some have suggested that the biggest problems the President will face are the limitations imposed in the other statutes that are triggered once a national emergency is declared.  And they’re not wrong to point to those limitations: many of those statutes do significantly limit what the President can ultimately do. But there may be a […]