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Sep 30, 2011

Former Republican Congressman George Radanovich of California has joined others in filing a lawsuit challenging the Golden State's recently redrawn congressional districts.

Under the terms of 2008 and 2010 ballot initiatives, the district lines were redrawn this year by a citizens commission rather than by legislators.

Sep 30, 2011

Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield recently filed a lawsuit challenging Wyoming's term limits for statewide elected officials.

In announcing the suit, Maxfield, who is serving his second term, said he has not decided whether to stand for reelection but wants to address the issue in a timely way.

"I wanted to settle as early as possible so it doesn't interfere with any future elections and it doesn't interfere with any future candidates," Maxfield said.

Maxfield filed the suit as a private citizen and is paying for legal fees himself.

Sep 28, 2011

G. Robert Stetson Jr., the owner of a Marlboro, Massachusetts, airport, recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Secret Service, alleging a runway and surrounding areas of the airport were damaged during an April 2010 presidential visit.

The suit states the airport received short notice that President Barack Obama would be landing there to visit a local emergency management center.

Sep 28, 2011

President Barack Obama recently signed the America Invents Act, which the White House characterized as the most significant reform of the U.S.

Sep 27, 2011

A controversial bill setting new election district boundaries in Ohio has passed the state legislature and is set to signed by Governor John Kasich.

Though redistricting was necessary due to population loss, critics of the new boundaries say they will give an unfair advantage to Republican candidates.