Year 4, Week 50 (December 27–January 2)

Advocacy!

Happy 2021! To celebrate the new year, I got you a news cycle that is somehow even more 2020 than the past month combined. (The things we do for auld lang syne, amirite?)

Standard standing reminders apply: I am no journalist, though I play one in your inbox or browser, so I’m mostly summarizing the news within my area of expertise. NNR summaries often contain some detailed analysis that’s outside my expertise–I’m a lawyer, not an electoral college!–but all offroad adventures are marked with an asterisk. And, of course, for the things that are within my lane, I’m offering context that shouldn’t be considered legal advice. Okay, I think that’s about it for the disclaimers.  Onward to the news!   


Constitutional Crisis Corners:

Here we go again with what is unquestionably the worst round yet of Election Rejection, as it appears to literally violate federal election law. Again. Still. Here’s what I have for you:


That said, we also got a bit of Disregard of Governing Norms, though nowhere near as much as last week. Here’s what I have for you:   


Your “Normal” Weird:


The Bad:


The Good:


So that’s what I have for this week, and I think we can agree that it’s more than enough. For making it through, you deserve these cats clearing an obstacle course and an eventual better government.  I’ll be back next week with more (and hopefully better) news, and I hope you will be back as well–but in the meantime, feel free to ping the National News Roundup ask box, which is there for your constructive comments.  Send me questions! Send me feedback! Send me a time machine and a better printer!

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