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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—September 21

Election officials canvass absentee ballots received on Election Day at a central count facility in Kenosha, Wis., November 3, 2020. (Daniel Acker/Reuters)

2020—In Democratic National Committee v. Bostelmann, federal judge William M. Conley rules that the coronavirus pandemic entitles him to extend various statutory deadlines in Wisconsin election law, including the deadline for online and mail-in registration and for the receipt of mailed ballots. Two weeks later, a Seventh Circuit panel will stay Conley’s order.


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