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State Court Rules Ballot Images Are Public Records, In a Win for Election Transparency

In what could be a landmark decision in the ongoing election integrity battle, New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division ruled last week that electronic ballot images are public records, and therefore subject to freedom of information laws.



Alabama Likely Tortured a Man to Death Last Week

The execution of Ronald Smith last week took far longer than it should have, 34 minutes, during which time he was almost certainly awake when the prison administered the agonizing drugs, whose administration without sedation is an open and shut violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.