Federal Judge Rules Miami’s City District Maps Unconstitutional, Casting Doubt on Future Elections

Miami, Florida – A federal judge in Miami, Florida has invalidated the city’s district maps, ruling that they were racially gerrymandered for several decades, causing uncertainty for the city’s electoral future. The decision came in response to a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and NAACP, who alleged that Miami’s council districts were illegally segregated based on ethnic makeup. Judge Michael Moore issued the ruling, affirming the claims made by the plaintiffs. In his decision, Moore stated that by categorizing citizens by race, the city violated the equal … Read more

New Jersey Attorney General Refuses to Defend Unconstitutional Primary Ballot Laws

Trenton, New Jersey – Attorney General Matt Platkin has declared three New Jersey statutes that govern the state’s primary ballots as unconstitutional. In a letter sent to Judge Zahid N. Quraishi, Platkin stated that his office will not defend these statutes. The announcement comes as Judge Quraishi is expected to rule against the “county line” system in a lawsuit filed by U.S. Senate candidate Andy Kim. The “county line” system refers to the county party line on New Jersey’s primary ballots. Platkin’s opposition to this system holds significant weight as he is an upper echelon … Read more

Landmark Court Ruling Declares Corporate Transparency Act Unconstitutional: What This Means for Small Businesses and Future Litigation

Birmingham, Alabama – In a significant ruling, the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama declared the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) unconstitutional on March 1, 2024. The court granted summary judgment to Issac Winkles and the National Small Business Association (NSBA), as they argued that the CTA exceeded the federal government’s authority. As a result, the court issued an injunction favoring the named plaintiffs, providing them relief from complying with the CTA. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the US Department of Treasury further confirmed that it would not pursue any enforcement … Read more

Alabama Judge Deems Federal Corporate Transparency Act Unconstitutional: Implications for Businesses and Farms Nationwide

Montgomery, Alabama – A judge in Alabama has blocked the implementation of the federal Corporate Transparency Act. The act, which requires businesses, including farms, to report ownership and management details to the federal government, was deemed unconstitutional by the judge. However, it’s important to note that this ruling only applies to the plaintiff in the case, the National Small Business Association, and its impact on other businesses across the country remains uncertain. Legal expert Amy Ebeling from the Ruder Ware law firm in Wisconsin suggests that businesses with upcoming filing deadlines should still consider complying … Read more