How Chief Justice John Roberts laid the groundwork for Trump’s courtroom

A picture taken from video of Supreme Courtroom Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. presiding at President Trump’s second impeachment trial in January. (Related Press)

Throughout his 17-year tenure as chief justice, John G. Roberts Jr. has sought to undertaking a picture of the consummate institutionalist — a right-of-center beacon of integrity championing the Supreme Courtroom’s function as an neutral arbiter of the regulation. It have to be a painful irony, then, that the legacy of the Roberts courtroom will certainly be that of a diminished judicial department: the courtroom’s composition politically manipulated, its deliberations compromised by an unprecedented

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Trump Jan. 6 adviser John Eastman says the FBI seized his telephone and he needs it again

John Eastman Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Pictures

Final Wednesday, on the identical day federal brokers searched the Virginia house of former Justice Division official Jeffrey Clark, FBI brokers armed with a search warrant took the telephone of former regulation professor John Eastman as he was leaving a restaurant, presumably in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Eastman mentioned in a court docket submitting Monday. Eastman and Clark performed integral roles in parallel efforts to maintain former President Donald Trump in energy after he misplaced the 2020 election utilizing invalid Electoral Faculty ballots.

In Monday’s submitting, Eastman’s lawyer Charles Burnham requested a decide to

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Religion and Politics Pilgrimage continues for the primary time since Congressman John Lewis’ passing

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – The Congressional Delegation kicked off the Religion and Politics Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Birmingham Friday on the sixteenth Road Baptist Church.

The annual occasion commemorates the ‘Bloody Sunday’ march of 1965 and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, however one noticeable trailblazer was not there: Congressman John Lewis.

This pilgrimage is the primary since his passing.

He was the creator of this historic occasion, and his presence was sorely missed.

On March 7, 1965, then 25-year-old activist, John Lewis, led some-600 marchers to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.

They have been met by an

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John Oliver on Making Final Week Tonight and Russell Crow’s Excellent Joke

Top-of-the-line exhibits on any channel is HBO’s Final Week Tonight with John Oliver. Over its first eight seasons, Oliver and his sensible crew of writers have repeatedly tackled vital points like web neutrality, elections, and censorship, all whereas making the viewers giggle. The best way the present threads the needle with disseminating data with humor is nothing in need of exceptional and it explains why the collection has gained so many awards.

With Final Week Tonight returning with new episodes this night, I just lately had the chance to talk with John Oliver. Throughout my unique interview, Oliver revealed

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Rep. John Katko, backed by regulation enforcement, tries to rein in NY bail reforms

Rep. John Katko plans to introduce a invoice immediately aimed toward countering New York’s bail reform regulation by permitting judges to think about the hazard of releasing repeat offenders charged with violent crimes.

Katko’s invoice would make $10 million a yr accessible nationwide for states that direct judges to think about “dangerousness” when figuring out whether or not to launch a repeat offender earlier than trial.

The cash might be used to rent cops and prosecutors or pay for public consciousness campaigns that enhance relations between police and the communities they serve.

New York modified its bail legal guidelines final

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John Eastman and Jeffrey Bossert Clark could face penalties for his or her coup try.

The mental ringleaders of Donald Trump’s failed coup are lastly going through the specter of critical penalties for his or her integral roles within the authorized plot to overturn the 2020 election.

No legal professionals did greater than John Eastman and Jeffrey Bossert Clark to attempt to hand Trump an unearned second time period. Eastman developed and promoted the idea that Vice President Mike Pence may reject Joe Biden’s victory, then endorsed it on the Jan. 6 rally that fomented the rebel. Clark urged his Justice Division superiors to stress a number of legislatures into awarding their electoral votes to

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