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Trump running mate Vance to deliver 'the most important speech' of his career at Republican convention tonight; Alabama group receives grant to boost FAFSA submissions; Bilingual, multicultural staff needed for NJ addiction treatment; Toledo plant to manufacture EVs with federal funding.

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The Republican National Convention connects crime to migration. Kari Lake and delegates from Texas, Florida, and California talk about border issues. Desantis pokes fun at President Biden and Nikki Haley gives the night's big speech.

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It's grass-cutting season and with it, rural lawn mower races, Montana's drive-thru blood project is easing shortages, rural Americans spend more on food when transportation costs are tallied and a lack of good childcare is thwarting rural business owners.

Supreme Court emerges as key election issue, according to survey

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024   

In the last election, Georgia tipped the scales with the smallest victory margin for President Joe Biden, but now a new battleground emerges: the Supreme Court. A recent survey by Stand Up America reveals that three out of four voters prioritize the selection and confirmation of justices in their 2024 voting decisions.

Sarah Harris, deputy communications director for Stand Up America, said this election is pivotal for safeguarding the court's future.

"Four of the justices will be in their 70s in 2025 when the next president takes office, and the next president has the opportunity to potentially put two to three more justices on the bench," she explained.

Stand Up America is educating voters in battleground states about the stakes that lie ahead. According to Harris, the decisions made in November will resonate for generations through the court's rulings on critical issues such as gun safety, health care and voting rights.

Addressing ethical concerns, Harris highlighted instances of justices accepting luxury trips funded by donors with cases before the court, calling for stricter ethical standards comparable to those of other branches of government. She said they are also advocating for 18-year term limits along with advocacy groups.

"No one deserves power for life. What we've seen is that the court cannot regulate itself, and so having term limits would be really, really important," she continued.

In addition to advocates' concern about term limits, the group's poll also shows voters want Congress to take action to reform the Supreme Court and the way it operates.

Disclosure: Stand Up America contributes to our fund for reporting on Campaign Finance Reform/Money in Pol, Civic Engagement, Civil Rights. If you would like to help support news in the public interest, click here.


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