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"If you took the fact out that he is the president of the United States and look at the conduct of the call, it tracks the communication you might see in any drug case or organized crime case. It’s full of threatening undertone and strong-arm tactics."

Said Michael J. Moore, the former United States attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, quoted in "Atlanta Prosecutor Appears to Move Closer to Trump Inquiry/The Fulton County district attorney is weighing an inquiry into possible election interference and is said to be considering hiring an outside counsel" (NYT). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Voting, Law, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Ann Althouse, Criminalization Of Politics, Middle District of Georgia, Michael J Moore, the Trump resistance, Trump Inquiry The Fulton County

SCOTUS clear way for 13th federal execution in six months, prompting extended dissents from Justices Breyer and Sotomayor

The now familiar federal execution drama has now played out one more time, this time around with Dustin Higgs securing a stay in lower courts only to see the Supreme Court allowing the execution to go forward.  Notably, with this last scheduled federal execution, Justice Beyer and Justice Sotomayor each sought to say their piece in extended dissents.  Justice Breyer's fourt-page dissent starts this way: Last July the Federal Government executed Daniel Lee. Lee’s execution was the first federal ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Georgia, United States, Federal Government, Stevens, Sotomayor, Breyer, Gregg, Corey Johnson, Douglas A Berman, Beyer, Nken, Stewart Powell, Barr v Lee

Home services platform Porch acquires four companies

Only a few weeks after its SPAC IPO, Porch today announced that it has made four acquisitions, worth a total of $122 million. The most important here is probably the acquisition of Homeowners of America for $100 million, which gets Porch deeper into the home insurance space. In addition, Porch is also acquiring mover marketing and data platform V12 for $22 million, as well as home inspection service Palm-Tech and iRoofing, a SaaS application for roofing contractors. Porch did not disclose the ac...
Tags: TC, Real Estate, Texas, Finance, Virginia, Insurance, Tech, Georgia, Software, United States, Arizona, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Services, North Carolina, Porch

Turns Out There’s No Voter Fraud In Georgia After All. Surprise!

Trump's handpicked US Attorney confirms there's "no there, there."
Tags: Law, Government, US, Georgia, Donald Trump, Trump, Election Law, Bobby Christine, Byung Pak

After SCOTUS reverses stays by 6-3 votes, US complete early morning execution of only woman on federal death row

As reported here via SCOTUSblog, the "Supreme Court on Tuesday night cleared the way for the execution of Lisa Montgomery, the first woman to be executed by the federal government in 68 years.  Montgomery was convicted in 2008 of strangling Bobbie Jo Stinnett, a Missouri woman who was eight months pregnant, and extracting the premature baby to pass off as her own child." Here is more: In a series of brief, unsigned orders, the Supreme Court reversed a pair of rulings from federal appeals courts...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, US, Georgia, Missouri, Justice Department, Montgomery, Trump, Kelly Gissendaner, Lisa Montgomery, Terre Haute Indiana, Corey Johnson, Douglas A Berman, Bobbie Jo Stinnett, Dustin Higgs

Argument analysis: Justices weigh mootness after change in government policy in cases seeking nominal damages

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Tuesday in the case of a Georgia student who was stopped from handing out religious literature and speaking about his faith on the campus of his public college. The student, Chike Uzuegbunam, argued that the college’s policies violated the First Amendment, but shortly after the lawsuit was filed the college changed its policies to allow students to generally speak anywhere on campus without a permit. The question before the court on Tuesday in Uzuegbunam ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Taylor Swift, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Bradford, Swift, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Howe

Morning Docket: 01.11.20

* A Georgia lawyer, who was purportedly present at the Capitol riot last week, claims the rioters were like "tourists." Don't think any of them were on a guided tour... [New York Post] * Musician Nicki Minaj has lost a defamation lawsuit filed by artist Tracy Chapman over music Minaj allegedly misappropriated from Chapman. [NPR] * Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is in hot water for allegedly supporting individuals involved in the riot at the Capitol last week...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Nicki Minaj, Georgia, Pornhub, Don, Chapman, Capitol, Orlando Sentinel, Yahoo News, Tracy Chapman, Clarence Thomas, Minaj, Morning Docket

"For a half-century, the trend in political culture has been inexorably in one direction: toward the steady loosening and eventually the near-obliteration of media filters...."

"The erosion of traditional establishment filters — first by such mediums as direct mail, talk radio and cable, later and most powerfully by social media — has been a primary factor in the rise of potent ideological movements on right and left alike.... [T]he decision Friday night by Twitter to permanently ban Trump from its platform... represents an effort to reassert the notion that filters have a place in political communication.... Twitter’s announcement was made with a righteous air, as th...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Senate, Politico, Censorship, Georgia, Donald Trump, Conspiracies, Newt Gingrich, Trump, Matt Drudge, Nixon, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Althouse, John F Harris, the Trump resistance

Case preview: Justices to consider effect of change in government policy on cases seeking symbolic damages

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Tuesday in a case questioning whether a lawsuit seeking only symbolic damages can go forward after the government changes the unconstitutional policy being challenged, or whether the case is instead moot – that is, no longer a live controversy. The issue comes to the justices in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, a dispute over religious speech on the grounds of a Georgia college, but the court’s ruling could have implications well beyond academia. Backgrou...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Bradford, Roy Moore, Howe, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Lawrenceville, Clarence Thomas, Alabama Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, Georgia Gwinnett College

So. You Survived Your First Coup. — See Also

Remember That Call Donald Trump Had Trying To Bully Georgia Election Officials That Kicked Off Our Week Of Attempted Coups? Turns out a second Biglaw partner was on the call. We're looking at you, Fox Rothschild. One Of Yesterday's Insurrectionists Is A Lawyer: And he used to have a job. Not anymore. Viral Hero Of D.C. Is From Biglaw: Some good news from the attempted coup, and the definitive answer on how you should bill yesterday. Biglaw Firm Wants The 25th Amendment Enacted: You and me bot...
Tags: Law, White House, Georgia, Donald Trump, Fox Rothschild, See Also

There Was ANOTHER Biglaw Firm Partner On The Donald Trump Call With Georgia Election Officials

Fox Rothschild partner was the elusive third of the 'attorneys that represent the president' on the transcript.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Georgia, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Fox Rothschild, Cleta Mitchell, Alex B. Kaufman

Thursday round-up

Here’s a round-up of Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web: Trump Forecast The Capitol Attack In A Warning To The Supreme Court In December (Zoe Tillman, Buzzfeed News) Trump Suggests Supreme Court Is ‘Going Out Of Their Way To Hurt Us’ Amid Election Setbacks at D.C. Rally (Natalie Colarossi, Newsweek) Liberals to Breyer: Time to retire (Alex Thompson, Politico) After Georgia, the left sees the US Supreme Court in a new light (Steve Benen, MSNBC) Biden Taps Ex-Supreme Co...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Georgia, US supreme court, Round-up, Breyer, Steve Benen, Alex Thompson, Rally Natalie Colarossi Newsweek Liberals, MSNBC Biden Taps Ex Supreme Court Nominee Garland, Chris Strohm Jennifer Epstein Bloomberg

"America’s shellshocked politicians regrouped in sombre mood after the broken glass of the Capitol had been swept up and the blood cleaned from the corridors...."

"... determined to resume the work of democracy. The violence of the mob appeared to have instilled a sense of common purpose that has been sorely lacking during the partisan clashes of the Trump years. Senators reconvened at 8pm and after two hours of debate voted by 93 to 6 to reject the call to oppose Arizona’s results. Members of the House came back an hour later and also threw out the rebellion, by 303 to 121. It was emphatic confirmation that President Trump’s fantasy of overturning the el...
Tags: Law, Congress, US, America, Georgia, Joe Biden, House, Arizona, Oklahoma, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, London Times, James Lankford, Ann Althouse, Kelly Loeffler

"The Georgia results broke the back of Trumpism. His phone call to Brad Raffensperger was hunker-in-the-bunker bonkers."

"The President’s coattails are toxic. He under-performed all five Republican congressmen in Wisconsin, who won election without difficulty. Had he matched their performance, he would have won the state. Georgia, we should note, elected a Republican legislature in November and until today had two Republican U.S. senators. Republicans in November flipped two Democratic seats to take 10 of its 14 House seats even as Trump lost the state for the first Republican defeat in 28 years..... As for the cr...
Tags: Law, Georgia, House, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, Trump, Tom Cotton, Ben Sasse, Ann Althouse, David Blaska, what Trump did to the GOP, Brad Raffensperger, 2024 Campaign, Nikki Haley Like

What the U.S. Senate Flip May Mean for Employers in Connecticut

With both Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock the likely winners of the U.S. Senate races in Georgia, a result that seemed unlikely just two months ago, Congress is suddenly back to being a major player in the next year or two. Over the last several years, the amount of legislation coming out of Congress had slowed to a trickle; Majority Leader McConnell used his powers to block bills that might have otherwise passed. It wasn’t that long ago that pieces of legislation like the ADA Amendments Act pass...
Tags: New York, Laws, Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, Georgia, Regulations, Minimum Wage, New York Times, Connecticut, Employment law, Judge, Biden, Vacancy, Overtime

It looks as though the Democrats have won control of Congress.

Does this frighten you or is your heart lightened? Surely, it's a complicated mix, whichever side you're on.If, overall, you support the Democratic Party, yes, of course, you feel good, but what worries you about the prospect of the Democratic Party control of Congress? What's the downside? If, overall, you support the GOP, it's got to hurt, but how might your party benefit long term?I'm asking these questions with the assumption that Joe Biden will be sworn in as President. Please don't use the...
Tags: Law, Congress, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Democratic Party, Electoral College, Ann Althouse, what Trump did to the GOP, Biden's Congress

Morning Docket: 01.06.21

* Kim Kardashian has purportedly hired an all-star lawyer to pursue a divorce against Kanye West. Too bad, this could have been her first case as a legal professional and some might call her a gold digger... [Page Six] * President Trump is seeking to dismiss a fraud lawsuit filed by his niece. [Reuters] * Over 1,000 law graduates have become attorneys through emergency licensure programs recently without taking a bar exam. [Bloomberg Law] * A lawyer who lost an election to Josh Hawley at Ya...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Law, Georgia, Kanye West, Michael Jordan, Jordan, CBS Sports, Kim Kardashian West, Trump, Reuters, Yale Law School, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, Josh Hawley, President Trump, Kanye West Too

06 January 2021: Massive Day has Begun — Epic History Unfolding

Time now 0547, Washington, D.C. I’ve been up since 0300 preparing for this day. Georgia seems to have gone to Democrats. Meanwhile, last night, dozens of pro-Democracy Hong Kongers were arrested while I was having dinner with a Hong Kong expert. John Batchelor and Gordon Chang immediately contacted me about an interview today regarding this crime against humanity. I will be on the ground here in D.C., and so when I do this interview please excuse any background news. When I was in Afghanistan...
Tags: Hong Kong, Featured, Washington, White House, Iraq, Georgia, Afghanistan, Military, Mike Pence, Gordon Chang, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, John Batchelor

Georgia runoff results coming in now.

 Are you watching? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Georgia, Ann Althouse

Longtime Competitors Fastcase and Casemaker Merge, Reshaping the Legal Research Landscape

In news akin to a wedding announcement jointly issued by the Hatfields and the McCoys, two longtime competitors in the legal research market, Casemaker and Fastcase, have merged, creating a single company under the Fastcase brand that has an estimated subscriber base of more than three quarters of all lawyers in the United States. Just over a year ago, the two companies were in litigation against each other in federal court in Atlanta over Casemaker’s claims of copyright in Georgia administrativ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, America, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Ohio, Thomson Reuters, Fastcase, Casemaker, Cincinnati, Walters, Westlaw, District of Columbia the U S Virgin Islands, Rosenthal, Ohio State Bar Association

Georgia Republicans rebut Trump lawsuit that seeks to disenfranchise millions of voters

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Lawyers for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, both Republicans, say President Trump "seeks to disenfranchise millions of Georgia voters." The argument comes in a brief filed on Monday with a US f...
Tags: Politics, Lawsuit, Law, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump, Atlanta Georgia, Joseph Biden, Brian Kemp, Washington Post Trump, Brynn Anderson, Raffensperger

Watchdog group calls from Trump's criminal investigation over call pressuring Georgia's secretary of state to overturn election results

US President Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on January 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a center-left watchdog group, is asking prosecutors to conduct a criminal investigation into President Donald Trump. The request came in a letter sent Monday to the Department of Justice and Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis. It comes after audio revealed...
Tags: Politics, Law, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump, State, US Department of Justice

Trump Tries to "Fix" Vote Results in Georgia

The Washington Post has the astonishing transcript of Donald Trump's call to Brad Raffensperger, the Republican in charge of the elections in Georgia., telling him the state's vote was rigged and insisting he won Georgia. He presses... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Georgia, Donald Trump, Trump Tries, Brad Raffensperger

"Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong."

  Via "‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’: In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor" (WaPo):The rambling and at times incoherent conversation offered a remarkable glimpse of how consumed and desperate the president remains about his loss, unwilling or unable to let the matter go and still believing he can reverse the results in enough battleground states to remain in office.The worst of it is the threat:  During their conv...
Tags: Law, Georgia, Threats, Trump, Ohio State University, Ryan, Fulton County, Ann Althouse, Edward B Foley, Trump 2020, Raffensperger, Ryan Germany

"In July, Joe Biden released a seven-hundred-and-seventy-five-billion-dollar plan with the tongue-twisting title 'Mobilizing American Talent and Heart to Create a 21st Century Caregiving and Education Workforce.'"

"Biden’s plan aims to expand child care and services for the elderly and the disabled, and elevate the status and pay of caregivers as well. But those goals will remain aspirational without a Democratic majority in the Senate, which is why [Schanchline] Nanje and a dozen other Family Friendly Action canvassers have been knocking on a hundred doors a day in the suburbs north of Atlanta. Their work is financed by the Women Effect Action Fund, a group that promotes economic gender equality and wome...
Tags: Law, Obama, Washington, Senate, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Feminism, Biden, Eisenhower, Democratic, Department of Labor, Krueger, Linda Hirshman, Masculinity

"President Trump took to Twitter Friday evening to make the unfounded assertion that Georgia’s two Senate races are 'illegal and invalid,' an argument that could complicate his efforts..."

"... to convince his supporters to turn out for Republican candidates in the two runoff races that will determine which party controls the Senate... Some Republican leaders are afraid that his supporters will take the president’s argument seriously, and decide that voting in a 'corrupt' system is not worth their time, a development that could hand the election to the Democrats." The NYT reports.  I'm pretty sure the NYT wants to help the Democrats, so anything that looks like advice to Trum...
Tags: Law, Senate, Georgia, Gop, Republican, Trump, McConnell, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, what Trump did to the GOP, Trump 2024, Senate Some Republican

The lives they lived and the court they shaped: Remembering those we lost in 2020

The lead plaintiffs in three landmark civil rights cases. A government lawyer who argued at the Supreme Court more than anyone else in the 20th century. A chief justice’s right-hand man. A trailblazing feminist who became a transformative justice. These were among the people we lost in a year that was so defined by death. As the year comes to a close, SCOTUSblog looks back at some of the individuals who died in 2020 after living lives that brought them – at different times and for different reas...
Tags: John Lewis, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, China, Virginia, Court, Alabama, America, Georgia, Reagan, Cnn, Pennsylvania, United States, Ronald Reagan

February argument calendar includes immigration, voting-rights cases

The Supreme Court on Thursday released the calendar for its February argument session, which begins on Feb. 22, 2021. Like the argument calendar for January 2021, the session is relatively light: It is slated to feature eight hours of argument over six days, but with the very real prospect that two cases will be removed from the calendar if President-elect Joe Biden changes the controversial policies at the heart of the disputes after taking office next month. The justices scheduled oral argumen...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Mexico, Senate, Georgia, Joe Biden, United States, Arizona, Biden, Social Security Administration, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Sierra Club, Lange

Morning Docket: 12.24.20

* Netflix has defeated libel claims related to The Laundromat, a film about the "Panama Papers." Maybe the judge was moved by Meryl Streep's performance... [Hollywood Reporter] * A lawsuit has been filed over alleged abuse of migrant women in detention centers run by ICE. [NBC News] * A typo in a Georgia election lawsuit says the lawyer verified the allegations under "plenty of perjury" instead of "penalty of perjury." [ABA Journal] * Judges of the Southern District of New York exercised a ...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Nbc News, Georgia, Joe Biden, Netflix, New York Times, Meryl Streep, Ice, Manhattan, PPP, Panama, ABA Journal, Don, Southern District of New York, Morning Docket

Academic highlight: The past, present and future of court packing

Once considered taboo, court packing is now a topic at presidential debates, the subject of numerous op-eds and a trending hashtag on Twitter. Proponents of expanding the Supreme Court point out that the Constitution leaves the number of justices to Congress’ discretion, and that Congress has altered the court’s size many times in the past. Critics argue that court packing violates longstanding norms of judicial independence, and that expanding the court’s size now would exacerbate politicizatio...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, Barack Obama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Levy, Arizona, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, State, U S Supreme Court, Roosevelt, Grove, Andrew Johnson

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