The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear a case that challenges limits on campaign spending, opening the door to a decision that could upend legal precedent on what individuals can contribute to candidates.
The Republican-controlled Florida legislature last year cut the state's number of early-voting days to 8 from 12. But the US District Court for the District of Columbia said the changes won't happen in counties, which are covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
On Wednesday, Stewart Nozette, a high-profile former government scientist, was sentenced to 13 years for espionage after passing secrets to an FBI agent posing as an Israeli spy. He was also fined for tax evasion.