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Why Chief Justice Roberts May Fail To Protect The 2020 Election

This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute.

As election day approaches, voting-rights lawsuits are heating up across the country. In two separate federal cases in August, 20 states and the District of Columbia sued President Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to reverse cutbacks to the postal system designed to undermine the agency's ability to deliver the expected upsurge in mail-in ballots this fall.

At the same time, the Trump administration has filed federal lawsuits to invalidate vote-by-mail procedures adopted in Pennsylvania, Nevada, and New Jersey. The administration alleges, without any supporting evidence, that easing the rules on mail-in balloting will lead to massive fraud.

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Supreme Court Delivers Trump Tax Records To Manhattan D.A., Denies House Subpoena

The Supreme Court delivered split opinions on two consolidated cases concerning President Trump's tax records -- and whether he can refuse to disclose them to investigators. The high court upheld a subpoena from Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance but rejected a similar demand by House Democrats.

Both cases were decided by a 7-2 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the court's opinion, and joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito both dissented in both cases.

Each case is subject to further review by lower courts.

The decisions mark the first time that the nation's highest court has directly ruled on a matter involving Trump's personal finances. Refusing to reveal his tax returns as all of his recent predecessors have done since the Nixon era, Trump has violated a 2016 campaign promise to release them. Both Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden fully disclosed previous tax returns dating back many years.

Read today's full ruling here.

Will Roberts Reject Trump’s Legal Assault On Obamacare?

This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute.

If you're one of the 23.3 million Americans who depend on Obamacare for your survival, brace yourself for a looming disaster: In the midst of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump is trying yet again to take away your health insurance, and this time he may succeed.

Having failed to persuade Congress to repeal Obamacare in 2017 (remember the historic "thumbs down" vote cast by John McCain), Trump now is asking the Supreme Court to reexamine the law, formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and declare the entire statute unconstitutional in a new case—California v. Texas. The case, which began as a federal lawsuit filed by Texas and a group of other predominantly Republican-led states, has been added to the court's docket for the 2020 term, which starts in October.

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