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A voting dropbox is pictured ahead of the midterm elections in Mesa, Ariz., in October 2022. Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty Images

State courts are fielding sky-high numbers of lawsuits ahead of the midterms – including challenges to voting restrictions and to how elections are run

Most of the election-related lawsuits now before state courts focus on fine details of election procedures. This can be a costly, time-consuming process for state courts.
Mar-a-Lago is shown on Aug. 16, 2022, a week after the FBI’s raid. Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago lawsuit spotlights how difficult search warrants are to challenge – by a criminal suspect or an ex-president – until charges are brought

Trump’s lawsuit against the FBI has been criticized as baseless. But it spotlights a loophole in federal law that doesn’t protect people’s rights when they are subjected to a search warrant.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Rick Mirer (3) is sacked for a seven-yard-loss by Kevin Henry (76) of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter of their NFL game on Dec. 26, 1993. (AP Photos/Gary Stewart)

NFL concussion lawsuit payouts reveal how racial bias in science continues

In the NFL, anti-Black racism shows up in the disparities between concussion settlements to injured athletes. The amounts of the payouts are determined using assessments that rely on racist science.
At least 21 states have taken actions within the last four months to limit the liability of health care providers related to the coronavirus. David Ramos/Getty Images

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19: Why immunity from lawsuits is a problem

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can’t visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.
The NBA suspended its season on March 11, citing the coronavirus risk. A force majeure clause in the NBA contract means players could lose money with each canceled game. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Breaking contracts over coronavirus: Can you argue it’s an ‘act of God’?

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies, universities and even the NBA to break contracts. What does the law say about liability in a situation like this, and does the money have to be returned?

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