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"Mr. Biden’s team has developed a raft of decrees that he can issue on his own authority after the inauguration on Wednesday..."

"... to begin reversing some of President Trump’s most hotly disputed policies. Advisers hope the flurry of action, without waiting for Congress, will establish a sense of momentum for the new president even as the Senate puts his predecessor on trial. On his first day in office alone, Mr. Biden intends a flurry of executive orders that will be partly substantive and partly symbolic. They include rescinding the travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries, rejoining the Paris climate cha...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Global Warming, Joe Biden, New York Times, Paris, Muslim, Biden, South Carolina, Trump, Ron Klain, Ann Althouse, James Clyburn

'Cowboys for Trump' leader detained by FBI after pledging to bring guns to DC

Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin speaks Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M., as hundreds of advocates for gun rights rallied at the New Mexico Statehouse against a proposed red-flag gun law that has the support of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. AP Photo/Morgan Lee Couy Griffin, the founder of "Cowboys for Trump," was arrested Sunday in Washington, DC, after pledging to bring guns to the city on the day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Griffin, an ally of Pre...
Tags: Politics, Law, Africa, Cowboys, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, New Mexico, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Santa Fe

We're on the verge of breakdown: a data scientist's take on Trump and Biden

Peter Turchin, an entomologist-turned-historian, offers insight into the battle between elitesPeter Turchin is not the first entomologist to cross over to human behaviour: during a lecture in 1975, famed biologist E O Wilson had a pitcher of water tipped on him for extrapolating the study of ant social structures to our own.It’s a reaction that Turchin, an expert-on-pine-beetles-turned-data-scientist and modeller, has yet to experience. But his studies at the University of Connecticut into how h...
Tags: Business, Science, Republicans, Race, Economics, Society, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Wilson, Trump, University of Connecticut

Might Prez Trump announce his next round of clemency grants this weekend?

The question in this post is prompted by this Politico article headlined "Trump weighing a pardon for Steve Bannon." The start of the article suggests that some actually were expected some action on the clemency front last night: President Donald Trump is considering granting a pardon to Steve Bannon, his former White House chief strategist and top campaign aide, who was charged with swindling donors to a private crowdsourcing effort to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to tw...
Tags: Law, Mexico, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Steve Bannon, Jenna Ryan Who Took Jet

Over sharp dissents, court intervenes to allow federal government to execute 13th person in six months

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the federal government to execute Dustin Higgs, reversing lower-court orders that had put the execution on hold and drawing strongly worded dissents from two justices. Higgs’ execution was the third federal execution this week, and it concludes a push by the Trump administration to carry out death sentences before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who opposes capital punishment. In a brief, unsigned ruling issued around 11 p.m., the justices rever...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Joe Biden, Indiana, Department Of Justice, Johnson, Trump, Higgs, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor, Breyer, Elena Kagan, 4th Circuit

"Federal prosecutors offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege... saying in a court filing that rioters intended 'to capture and assassinate elected officials.'..."

"The detention memo, written by Justice Department lawyers in Arizona, goes into greater detail about the FBI’s investigation into [Jacob] Chansley, revealing that he left a note for Pence warning that 'it’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.' 'Strong evidence, including Chansley’s own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government,' prosecutors wrote.... 'When questioned as...
Tags: Law, Washington, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Earth, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Arizona, Evidence, Justice Department, Mike Pence, Capitol, Ann Althouse, the Trump resistance

Paid Leave is Alive. And Dead. And Coming Back to Life?

If 2020 was a year full of twists and hairpin turns, 2021 is proving to be a worthy successor — at least when it comes to paid leave. There are a lot of news articles out there but I thought a quick recap of where we are (and where we are expecting to go) would be helpful, particularly for those in the Constitution State. For employers in Connecticut, the state paid leave program is now alive and active.  That means that: 1) You should be registered with the state if you are among the covered gr...
Tags: Law, Congress, Joe Biden, Connecticut, Employer, Biden, Sick Leave, Tax Credit, Stimulus, Covered, Authority, Jeff Nowak, FMLA, Paid Leave, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and police officers

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, JAKE BLEIBERG and JAMES LAPORTA | The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead. The formation, known as “Ranger File,” is standard operating procedure for a combat team that is “stacking up” to breach a buildi...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Isis, Texas, News, Media, Navy, California, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Iraq, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport

Feds complete yet another late-night execution of convicted killer of seven from Virginia

As reported in this CNN piece, headlined "Federal government executes Corey Johnson following prolonged legal fight," the latest federal execution followed, yet again, what has become the standard litigation script with the Supreme Court ultimately rejecting all final arguments for a delay.  Here are some of the details:  Corey Johnson was executed by lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, and was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. ET on Thursday. Johnson was s...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Virginia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Johnson, Biden, US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Terre Haute Indiana, Federal Correctional Complex, Corey Johnson, Douglas A Berman, COVID, Dustin Higgs

A police officer arrested after the pro-Trump assault on the Capitol is also a current member of the US military

Rocky Mount Police Department Officers Jacob Fracker, left, and Thomas Robertson, right. Department of Justice Two Virginia police officers, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, were arrested in connection with last week's riots at the US Capitol. Fracker, as first reported, is a current member of the Virginia National Guard, making him the first current military member to be arrested in connection with the riots. Several former military members have been arrested or are facing...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Navy, Police, Virginia, Iraq, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Military, Army, Pentagon, Department Of Justice, Air Force

Justices are “in the process” of getting COVID vaccines; some have received both doses

Some Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, and the court says plans are in place for all nine justices to become fully vaccinated. Kathy Arberg, a spokesperson for the court, declined to say how many justices (or which ones) have not yet received both doses. She confirmed, however, that Roberts is among a group of “some” justices who have been given both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which requires two shots adm...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, John Roberts, Capitol, Roberts, Barrett

"Given the smaller number of seditious members in the Senate, McConnell’s task is far easier: Conduct a quick Senate trial; convict Trump and..."

"... ban him from future office; expel Cruz and Hawley; and then vote to censure others who tried to deny voters the president and vice president they chose. McConnell should do these things not because it is the only moral, decent course, but because he is smarter than McCarthy and knows that to do any less would starve his members of financial support and set them up for losses from pro-democracy primary challengers or Democrats. And we know one thing: McConnell is not dumb."  From "Impeachm...
Tags: Law, Senate, Joe Biden, House, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Mccarthy, Cruz, Trump, Mike Pence, McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Rubin, Hawley, Jennifer Rubin, Ann Althouse

Donald Trump Impeached for Second Time

Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time by the House of Representatives. The vote was 232 to 197. 10 Republicans voted with the unanimous Democrats. There will be a Senate trial after Joe Biden takes office. No timeline is set. ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Senate, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump

Reversing several lower courts, justices allow execution of Lisa Montgomery

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. In a series of brief, unsigned orders, the Supreme Court reversed a pair of rulings from federal appeals courts that had put Montgomery’s execution on hold, and i...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Joe Biden, Indiana, Missouri, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Montgomery, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons, D C Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Elena Kagan, Kagan, 7th Circuit

Justices grant FDA request to block mail delivery of abortion pills

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a request from the Food and Drug Administration to reinstate a federal requirement that a pill used to induce abortion in the early stages of pregnancy be picked up in person from a health care provider. A federal district judge had suspended that requirement last summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic and then left that ruling in place after the justices in October directed the FDA to return to the lower court to seek narrower relief. The Supreme Court’s ne...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Joe Biden, Indiana, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Nebraska, Fda, Biden, Trump, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, U S District Court

President Trump travels to Texas to tour his border wall

By Priscilla Alvarez | CNN President Donald Trump bookended his administration’s focus on immigration with a trip to his signature border wall on the US-Mexico border, a visit on the heels of a deadly riot on Capitol Hill incited by the President as House Democrats prepare a second impeachment vote. On Tuesday, Trump traveled to Alamo, Texas, near the border, to mark the completion of more than 450 miles of wall — a trip that caters to the supporters who put him in office in 2016 despite heighte...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, White House, Environment, US, America, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Dhs, Cnn, Soccer, Military, House

"Trump’s Twitter feed... was a window into his deranged and disordered mind. The insults, grandiosity, lies, threats, bigotry and incitement..."

"He was a menace to the world, but he was a genius of the genre: nasty, irreverent, oddly addictive. It will be strange to revert to humdrum, cautious political platitudes after drinking the wine of uninhibited, free-association populism. Here are some recent tweets by President-Elect Joe Biden. 'In 10 days, we move forward and rebuild — together.' 'In 2020 we’re going to build a brighter future.' 'I’m filled with fresh hope about the possibilities of better days to come.'" Writes Nicholas ...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Censorship, Joe Biden, Blogging, Trump, LA Times, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Trump rhetoric, I'm for Boring, Biden rhetoric, Nicholas Goldberg, Yahoo News Maybe

The Army and Secret Service are looking at extra security screenings for US troops who will be at Biden's inauguration

A member of the DC National Guard gives directions near a rally at Freedom Plaza Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin The US Army and US Secret Service are working together to determine which troops participating in President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration need additional background screening, an Army spokesperson told Insider. The move, which was first reported by Army Times, follows a request from Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Washington, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Terrorism, Army, Secret Service, Extremism, Biden, Donald Trump

"Which comes closer to your point of view: democracy in the United States is alive and well or democracy in the United States is under threat?"

"Do you think that extremism is a big problem in the United States, or don't you think so?... Do you think that - the Republican members of Congress who tried to stop the formal certification of Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election were undermining democracy or protecting democracy?... Do you think that - the individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6th were undermining democracy or protecting democracy?... Do you think that President Trump should resign as president,...
Tags: Crime, Law, Congress, Democracy, Joe Biden, United States, Polls, Trump, Quinnipiac, U S Capitol, Ann Althouse, the Trump resistance

"We began preparing for Inauguration Day last year."

Write Guy Rosen, VP Integrity, and Monika Bickert, VP Global Policy Management of Facebook, setting off my bullshit detector. Last year was 12 days ago. I'll keep going. I want to read the original document, not the NBC News summary — "Facebook bans all 'stop the steal' content" — that I can see is getting lots of links.  I don't believe Facebook would ban everything with the 3-word phrase. That would include all sorts of people who are just talking about what is the biggest news story going. ...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Washington, Wikipedia, Censorship, Nbc News, US, Joe Biden, United States, Dc, Donald Trump, Rosen, Monika Bickert, Ann Althouse, Bickert, Guy Rosen

Justices issue more orders from Friday’s conference, decline to fast-track election-related cases

The Supreme Court on Monday morning issued more orders from the justices’ private conference last week. After adding 14 new cases to their docket for the term on Friday afternoon, the justices were not expected to grant review in additional cases on Monday – and they did not. Monday’s order list was nonetheless noteworthy because the justices turned down a group of requests to expedite the consideration of petitions for review in cases seeking to undo the results of the 2020 presidential electio...
Tags: Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Boston Marathon, Wisconsin, Nevada, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Pittsburgh

A veteran in Congress asked the military to make sure troops deploying to Biden's inauguration are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists after Capitol siege

DC National Guard walk around the Capitol grounds, Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington AP Photo/Julio Cortez Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger, asked Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy for a military review of troops participating in the inauguration to ensure they are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists. The congressman's request followed an assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that appears to have included veterans and may have also included current military perso...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Politico, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Veterans, Washington Dc, Arizona, Army, Pentagon

A veteran in Congress asked the military to make sure troops participating in Biden's inauguration aren't sympathetic to domestic terrorists after Capitol siege

DC National Guard walk around the Capitol grounds, Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington AP Photo/Julio Cortez Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger, asked Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy for a review of troops participating in the inauguration to ensure they are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists. The congressman's request followed an assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that appears to have included veterans and may have also included current military personnel. Ari...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Politico, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Veterans, Washington Dc, Arizona, Army, Pentagon

Okay, Joe. Thanks. I will link back to this if it ever seems you might be stoking the flames of hate and chaos.

The work of the next four years must be the restoration of democracy and the recovery of respect for the rule of law, and the renewal of a politics that’s about solving problems — not stoking the flames of hate and chaos.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 11, 2021 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Ann Althouse, Order And Chaos

Interesting accounting of the "Top 5 Criminal Justice Reforms Advocates Want Under Biden"

Law360 has this notable new piece under the headline "Top 5 Criminal Justice Reforms Advocates Want Under Biden." Here is the preamble to the annotated Top 5 list, as well as the list itself: Joe Biden's election as president has sparked hope among criminal justice advocates and organizations that his administration will overhaul the U.S. criminal justice system and implement reforms they have been seeking for years. Biden's campaign website promises that the Democratic president-elect will "st...
Tags: Law, Congress, America, Joe Biden, Gop, Capitol Hill, Biden, Justice Department, Prez, Douglas A Berman, Kara Gotsch, Biden Administration, Biden Sanders Unity Task Force

Biden won the election because people wanted calm, moderation, and normality.

But it's not enough that he may be a calm, moderate, normal person. He must lead. Where is he now? Can he show his supporters how to gracefully accede to power? Can he unite us? I want an aura of beneficence, dignity, and inclusion!  5 days ago I noted the promise he made: Here’s my promise to you: I’ll be a president for all Americans. Whether you voted for me or not, I’ll wake up every single morning and work to make your life better.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 3, 2021 Commenters moc...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Biden, Normal, Ann Althouse, I'm for Boring, Biden's promise

Morning Docket: 01.07.20

* The Florida Bar has disbarred an attorney for not responding to notices because she had passed away. Guess they don't want her practicing law in the afterlife.... [Miami Herald] * The leader of the NXIVM cult has hired a new lawyer who previously worked for Bill Cosby. [Times Union] * Former FBI Director James Comey believes that Joe Biden's incoming Attorney General should not investigate President Trump. [Fox News] * Kim Kardashian has apparently been consulting with a divorce lawyer s...
Tags: Florida, Kim Kardashian, Law, Joe Biden, Fbi, South Dakota, Bill Cosby, Fox News, James Comey, Trump, Florida Bar, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Florida Bar Association, US Magazine, Times Union

"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

Editorial: Another call for the justices to speak to the country

Soon, the Supreme Court is likely to deny several cert petitions filed by the president and his allies that challenge the election. There is no legally serious challenge to the results certified by any state. President-elect Joe Biden’s victory does not depend on the electors of any individual state that is being challenged. So, either upon Congress’ certification of the electors or the inauguration, the petitions are functionally moot. The court can deny the petitions without comment. That is i...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Joe Biden, United States, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Capitol, The Supreme Court

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