Appeals Court Invalidates Restraining Order Against True The Vote

TOPSHOT - Voters cast their ballots for Early Voting at the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office in Norwalk, California on November 5, 2018, a day ahead the November 6 midterm elections in the United States. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated the temporary restraining order of two Houston-based True the Vote members serving more than a week each behind bars in the defamation case pursued by East Lansing software company Konnech and its founder and CEO Eugene Yu.
  • Catherine Englebrecht and Gregg Phillips were arrested and jailed on Oct. 31 and charged with contempt of court for refusing to name an FBI informant who is the source of information they say shows Konnech and Yu illegally stored the personal information – including Social Security numbers – of an unknown number of election workers on a server located in China.

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