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Election Day shadowed by threats of legal challenges

Even before Election Day, the 2020 race was the most litigated in memory. President Donald Trump is promising more to come. The candidates and parties have enlisted prominent lawyers with ties to Democratic and Republican administrations should that litigation take on new urgency in the event of a close election in key states.

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Supreme Court issues flurry of last-minute election orders

At first blush, the difference in outcomes at the U.S. Supreme Court in cases regarding the counting of absentee ballots seems odd because the high court typically takes up issues to harmonize the rules across the country. But elections are largely governed by states, and the rules differ from one state to the next.

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Supreme Court upholds cellphone robocall ban

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 1991 law that bars robocalls to cellphones. Six justices agreed that by allowing debt collection calls to cellphones, Congress “impermissibly favored debt-collection speech over political and other speech, in violation of the First Amendment.”

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Supreme Court to hear clash over Trump tax, bank records

The Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday will take up President Donald Trump’s bid to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major clash over presidential accountability that could affect the  2020 presidential campaign.

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