Kyle Skinner // 6/5/19 //
A federal judge has dismissed the House suit over the border wall for lack of Article III standing. The Trump administration has asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to issue an emergency stay blocking construction on the border wall. The DOJ has denied allegations that a GOP operative was instrumental in getting the citizenship question on the 2020 census, calling accusations baseless. The House will vote next week on whether to hold Barr and McGahn in contempt for refusing to comply with its subpoena.
A federal judge has dismissed the House suit over the border wall as lacking in standing (Volokh Conspiracy).
The Trump administration has asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to issue an emergency stay blocking construction on the border wall (The Hill).
Monday evening, the House appropriations committee approved a $600 million budget increase for election security (The Hill).
The Senate passed the DETER Act, blocking individuals who have meddled in U.S. elections from entering the country (The Hill).
Schumer says McConnell has agreed to have the Senate briefed on election security (The Hill).
Jonathan Allen (NBC News) argues that Trump is normalizing the idea of foreign election interference in anticipation of 2020.
The fight for ballot-box security and access is working itself out state by state (NYT).
Doug Collins, the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, has called for hearings on Russian election interference (Reuters).