Oregon GOP Submits ‘Had Enough? Vote Republican!’ Statement For Official Voter Pamphlets. It Won’t Be Included.

The Oregon secretary of state has rejected the state Republican Party’s effort to include on official voter pamphlets a statement challenging the state’s Democratic leadership because it was allegedly submitted 29 seconds after the Aug. 25 deadline.  The statement was titled “Had Enough? Vote Republican,” and contained recent examples of Democratic management in the state, […]

Federal Court Says Man Arrested For ‘Criminally Defaming’ Cops Can Continue Suing To Block The Law From Being Enforced

As we’ve noted multiple times here at Techdirt, criminal defamation laws are unconstitutional, outdated, and almost exclusively used by law enforcement agencies to punish their critics. The ACLU — along with a victim of New Hampshire’s terrible criminal defamation law — is hoping to have this law struck down as unconstitutional. Despite the law being […]

Report: Top U.S. diplomat for Latin America resigns

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accepted the resignation of Kimberly Breier, the top diplomat for Latin America, U.S. officials told The Washington Post on Wednesday. A Mexico expert, Breier has been assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs since October, and was on the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration. […]