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II. Federal-State Updates

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has sued the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security for failing to release information connected to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. According to The Associated Press, the group is seeking emails, calendars and other records of communications between the agencies and members and staff of PACEI.

“This administration may choose to ignore reasonable requests for information about its work, but it cannot ignore a court order that mandates the production of records on matters that impact the voting rights of millions of Americans,” said Kristen Clarke, president and director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “Through our lawsuit, we seek to expose the ways in which other federal agencies may be working to carry forth the commission’s unlawful activities.”

According to Politico, Democrats are pressuring House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) to subpoena the Trump administration in a months-long standoff over information about the 21 states that Russian hackers are believed to have targeted during the 2016 election cycle.