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@rickhasen's thoughts on possible #NCGOP angle:

1). They know they will lose in the Democratic-dominated state supreme court, and there is no viable path to federal court review.

#ELB #Gerrymandering #FairMaps #NCPol 1/4
2) They would rather NOT get a holding from the state Supreme Court (this was a three-judge trial court ruling), which would have greater precedential value.
3) They hope they would have a better chance to have their “nonpartisan” map accepted by the Supreme Court if they throw in the towel (that is, they are trying to avoid a worse court-drawn map).
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#ELB: “Joaquin Castro doubles down amid backlash over tweeting names of Trump donors”
In light of the donor disclosure controversy involving Joaquin Castro, I'm going to tweet out the abstract of an article I wrote on this topic, Chill Out: A Qualified Defense of Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws in the Internet Age… (Journal of Law and Pol)
Everywhere you look, campaign finance disclosure laws are under attack. Disclosure has been opposed by the National Organization for Marriage, Senate and House Republicans (including Senator McConnell, who used to call for no limits and full disclosure),
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#ELB: Gaming Out the Census Citizenship Question Endgame: What Comes Next, and How Will Things End?
From this @Arianedevogue @cnn report, it sounds like DOJ will tell Judge Hazel that they are still thinking of what reason they might have for including the citizenship question on the census, but not say what that reason IS. /1
If DOJ responds this way in census case, it will trigger an evidentiary hearing in Maryland on whether Administration acted (and continues to act) with racially discriminatory intent in seeking to add citizenship question. /2
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#ELB: DOJ is Looking For Path to Continue Adding the Citizenship Question on the Census After Trump Tweet: My Thoughts on What Happens Next
For those wondering, the #ELB post about Trump and the citizenship question on the census is only the second time "shitshow" has appeared on ELB. The other one involved Kobach and a quote from @VP Pence's office.
And DOJ confirms it in writing to Judge Furman:
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#ELB: Federal Court in Maryland Census Case Gives Trump DOJ Until 2 PM Friday to Stipulate that Census Question Is Off the Census or the Case Goes Forward A sign things are still unsettled in rump Administration, despite yesterday’s champagne popping.
WSJ: “Nobody has any f—ing idea,” one of the people said, asked what the president’s tweet was referencing. The person described the tweet as “meaningless.”…
*Trump, not rump, Administration
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#ELB: I Testified at House Judiciary Committee on Foreign Interference in the 2016 and 2020 Elections, and the Implications of the Mueller Report and President Trump’s Statements Welcoming 2020 Foreign Help (written statement and hearing video)
My favorite moment in today's hearing was when I was able to respond to Rep. Buck who wrongly suggested I said that taking all opposition research from foreign sources was illegal, pointing to Steele dossier. I highlighted this part of my remarks, quoting from Repub House report.
As I explain in my testimony American leaders from Washington and Hamilton to Justice Stevens and Justice Kavanaugh have recognized the need to keep out foreign influences over American elections.
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#ELB: “Supreme Court conservatives sympathetic toward Trump census citizenship query”
Looks like CJ Roberts is accepting the pretextual excuse that the citizenship question on the census is necessary to enforce the Voting Rights Act. (It's not). So it's the ideological Roberts, not the institutional Roberts showing up here @Slate…
By the way, here's how many Voting Rights Act section 2 cases the Trump DOJ has brought where it might rely upon citizenship data:

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