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Judge Denies Republican Bid to Stop Proxy Voting in House

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

A federal judge in Washington rejected a bid by House Republicans to block proxy-voting procedures that Democrats created for lawmakers who are quarantined or otherwise house-bound during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Judge dismisses Republican lawsuit seeking to block proxy voting

Judge dismisses Republican lawsuit seeking to block proxy voting

1 month ago   |   By Politico

A federal judge has dismissed House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy's lawsuit seeking to overturn the House's adoption of proxy voting - a measure embraced by Democrats to permit members to cast votes from their district to avoid traveling during the coronavirus crisis.
Washington D.C. federal district court Judge Rudolph Contreras determined that McCarthy's suit was out of bounds because courts have no ability to review purely legislative functions, affirming the sweeping power of the House to set its own rules and processes without other branches of government getting involved.
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