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Supreme Court Says State Lawmakers Can’t Just Ignore State Law when Drawing Voting Districts or Choosing Presidential Electors

For months, legislators, legal scholars and people simply interested in democracy and elections were fixated on a case before the Supreme Court, Moore v. Harper. Those following the case, which asked the justices to rule on the “independent state legislature doctrine,” have held their collective breath awaiting the outcome, which could have changed fundamental aspects of U.S. elections and politics.

Small Business Applications Soar in the West 

In May 2023, there were 436,048 new business applications, or those filing for an Employer Identification Number (EIN), in the United States, a 0.4 percent increase from April 2023, according to a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau.