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- A report commissioned by the City of Oakland, CA, finds its police department’s aggressive response to an Occupy Oakland protest last October was “flawed” and relied on “outdated, dangerous, and ineffective” crowd control methods.
- The three Republican appointees on the six-member Federal Election Commission forced a deadlock on whether an anti-Obama 501(c)(4) can legally evade disclosure laws by identifying Barack Obama as simply “The White House” and “The Administration” in its attack ads.
- Justice Anthony Kennedy issued a temporary stay in an Arizona election case. The state wants to require proof of citizenship in order to register to vote, which appears to violate the 1999 motor voter law, and Kennedy’s order puts on hold a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the state law is thus invalid.
- A libertarian legal organization in Wyoming has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the FEC’s power to require local grassroots groups to disclose its political activities to the federal government.
- And, finally, the Oregon Supreme Court ordered the release of 20,000 confidential Boy Scouts of America documents that show how the organization dealt with suspected child molesters.