Two district courts handed the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity a win, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reports in Breitbart. Kobach serves as the vice chair of the commission, which met for the first time in Washington yesterday.
To date, the ACLU and other organizations have filed seven lawsuits against the commission. Two U.S. District Courts denied temporary restraining orders that aimed to prevent the first meeting of the commission.
In a 24-page opinion, the D.C. federal judge concluded that the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, or plaintiffs, did not demonstrate the commission meeting would cause irreparable injury or that the meeting was likely to violate federal law. A federal judge in Florida also denied a request from the ACLU for a temporary restraining order to prevent yesterday’s commission meeting.
President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence opened the meeting, but Kobach chaired the second half. Commission members discussed topics for future meetings. The bipartisan commission is tasked with providing advice to the President on election integrity.