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Justices seem poised to hear elections case pressed by GOP – Associated Press

The Supreme Court seems poised to take on a new elections case being pressed by Republicans that could increase the power of state lawmakers over races for Congress and the presidency, as well as redistricting, and cut state courts out of the equation. The issue has arisen repeatedly in cases from North Carolina and Pennsylvania,

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Protects Arizona’s Ability to Craft State Tax Policy

The Ninth Circuit gave Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich a huge victory in his fight against the Biden administration’s unconstitutional Tax Mandate under the American Rescue Plan Act (the Act). Arizona filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Treasury and federal officials in March 2021, challenging the Tax Mandate because it threatens to penalize states by

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Judge blocks tax cut rule in American Rescue Plan

A federal judge has blocked the U.S. Treasury from enforcing a provision of the American Rescue Plan Act that prohibited states from using the pandemic relief funds to offset new tax cuts. U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler ruled Monday in Alabama that Congress exceeded its power in putting the so-called tax mandate on states.

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