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Mitch McConnell's most savage move is to back off

The conventional wisdom today is that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will stop at nothing to confirm the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement on the Supreme Court, either prior to the election or in the lame duck session before the next Congress is seated in January. Kentucky's Machiavelli has already put out a statement indicating this is precisely what he will do. President Trump is on board, calling for the nomination process to proceed "without delay," and conservative acti...
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Jerry Nadler says Democrats should 'immediately' move to expand the Supreme Court if the GOP pushes a lame duck vote

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) questions Attorney General William Barr at a hearing in July. MATT MCCLAIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Image House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler voiced support for adding new justices to the US Supreme Court if Senate Republicans fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a lame duck session. "Filling the SCOTUS vacancy during a lame duck session, after the American people have voted for new leadership, is undemo...
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Republican Congressman Doug Collins attacks Ruth Bader Ginsburg on abortion just hours after her death

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill earlier this summer. Graeme Jennings - Pool/Getty Images Just hours after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Rep. Doug Collins attacked the late justice's position on abortion on Twitter. Collins tweeted Friday, "RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws." During President T...
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Bill To Tear Down Federal Courts' Paywall Gains Momentum in Congress

The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved the Open Courts Act -- legislation to overhaul PACER, the federal courts' system for accessing public documents. The proposal would guarantee free public access to judicial documents, ending the current practice of charging 10 cents per page for many documents -- as well as search results. From a report: The bill must still be passed by the full House and the Senate and signed by the president. With Election Day just seven weeks away,...
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Rep. Biggs on congressional GOP condemning riots on House floor

Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs, Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee, joins Harris Faulkner on ‘Outnumbered Overtime.’
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Thursday Thinkpiece: Trump, Twitter & the Law

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Trump, Twitter & The Law Author: Sheldon Burshtein ISBN: 978-1-988824-61-1 (Trade Paperback) Publisher: Durvile Page Count: 796 Publication Date: September 1, 2020 Regular Price: $49.95 (Paperback) Excerpt...
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Attorney General Barr told federal prosecutors to be aggressive with charges against violent protesters, and even called for potentially charging them with sedition

Attorney General William Barr testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, July 28, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Reuters Attorney General William Barr told prosecutors to bring aggressive charges against those involved in protests including sedition, according to reports. The charge of sedition is levied for alleged attempts to overthrow the government and has rarely been used, the Wall Street Journal reported.  Barr also called for criminal charges ag...
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Attorney General Barr told federal prosecutors to be aggressive when prosecuting violence at protests and even suggested sedition charges

Attorney General William Barr testifying during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on July 28. Chip Somodevilla/Reuters Attorney General William Barr told prosecutors to bring or consider aggressive charges — including sedition — against those suspected of violence at protests, according to multiple reports. The charge of sedition is levied when someone is suspected of attempting to overthrow the government and has rarely been used, The Wall Street Journal reported. Barr i...
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Justices release December calendar

The Supreme Court on Wednesday released the calendar for the December argument session, which will include the clash between the Department of Justice and the House Judiciary Committee over the committee’s efforts to obtain secret materials from the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Over six days between Nov. 30 and Dec. 9, the court will hear 10 hours of oral argument in 12 cases. The justices will hear Department of Justice v. House Committee on the Judiciary on Dec. 2; one week...
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165 congressional Democrats demand 'immediate investigation' into whistleblower claim that ICE is sterilizing immigrant women without consent

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2020/07/30: A participant holding a sign at the entrance of the Manhattan Bridge facing the rush hour traffic. Members of the activist group Rise and Resist gathered at the plaza by the Manhattan side entrance to the Manhattan Bridge during rush hour holding signs and banners protesting the incarceration of immigrants by CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images A letter sig...
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It's time to get serious about impeaching Attorney General Bill Barr

Attorney General Bill Bar stands behind President Donald Trump during a press conference on March 23, 2020. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Attorney General William Barr has shown that he has no respect for the law. During his time as AG, Barr has acted more like President Trump's personal defense lawyers than America's top law enforcement official. If Trump isn't voted out of office, Democrats should be prepared to impeach Barr. Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spoke...
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'We do have two systems of justice in America:' Kamala Harris slams Trump administration's denials of systemic racism

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) accepts the Democratic vice presidential nomination during an acceptance speech delivered for the largely virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., August 19, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris slammed President Trump and Attorney General William Barr for denying that institutional racism exists in the US during an interview with CNN on Sunday.  "There are h...
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Rep. Val Demings says President Trump was 'walking around with a gasoline can' while 'America was on fire' during civil unrest

Florida Democratic Rep. Val Demings questions Attorney General William Barr during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rep. Val Demings of Florida sharply criticized President Trump's handling of racial-justice demonstrations during an ABC interview on Sunday.  Demings accused Trump of stoking tensions as racial-justice protests rocked the country.  She said Trump was "not trying to sow peace and calm, but actually throwing fire onto...
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If you want to counter China's digital crackdown, regulate Big Tech at home and abroad

Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress. Getty American tech CEOs have fended off scrutiny of their business practices by portraying China as a bigger threat to US interests. The way to counter China's digital agenda is not through a lack of regulation but rather through sensible regulations on the tech sector that balance between free and open discourse online and protecting privacy and democratic institutions, writes Coby Goldberg of the Center for a New American Security. Visit Busine...
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Trump administration pushes for early antitrust suit against Google: Report

US Attorney General William Barr is pushing for an early antitrust complaint against Google, the New York Times reported. Citing multiple lawyers involved in investigations, the report says that some of the Department of Justice’s lawyers have argued that filing a complaint by the end of September was not ideal. The department is reportedly investigating Google’s dominance in search and advertising in two separate lines of inquiry. The DOJ’s investigation in this matter started over a year ago, ...
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Pass the MORE Act, end federal cannabis prohibition

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote later this month on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, effectively putting the drug in the same category as alcohol. The MORE Act, which has over 85 cosponsors in the House, would lift the threat of federal prosecution for marijuana in states that have legalized it. The Controlled Substances Act, passed in 1970, listed cannabis as a Schedule I controlled s...
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Barr Says Supposed ‘Epidemic’ Of Police Shooting Black Men Is ‘False Narrative’

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that police shootings of Black Americans often aren’t racially motivated and are much less common than portrayed by recent nationwide protests that have called for an end to police violence. “I don’t think there are two justice systems,” Barr told CNN in an interview where he largely defended President Donald Trump’s law and order campaign message and gushing praise of law enforcement who have employed aggressive tactics to quell social unrest in t...
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Barr Says ‘Logic’ Informed His Baseless Assertion That Foreign Countries May Send Fake Ballots

Attorney General Bill Barr on Wednesday shared an absurd response when pressed on why he’s floated the baseless assertion of foreign countries potentially producing and sending out fake mail-in ballots in the November election, during an interview on CNN. In an interview published in the New York Times Magazine in June, Barr said that he’s concerned about foreign influence as states have expanded access to mail-in voting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve been talking about how, in term...
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A federal appeals court gutted Congress' subpoena power in a massive ruling in Don McGahn's case

FILE PHOTO: White House Counsel Don McGahn listens during the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington Reuters A three-judge federal appeals court panel ruled on Monday that the House Judiciary Committee cannot sue to enforce its subpoena to former White House counsel Don McGahn.The panel's ruling is a massive blow to the legislative branch's subpoena power and said Congress must first pass a law authorizing such subpoenas before suing to h...
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Appeals Court Finds Another Way To Stymie House’s McGahn Subpoena

After the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit had rejected its previous reasons for not enforcing the House’s Don McGahn subpoena, a right-leaning panel of appellate judges found another rationale to stymie the demand that he testify. By a 2-1 vote, the panel said on Monday that the House Judiciary Committee could not seek court enforcement of the subpoena without Congress first passing a law to give the House that right to do so. The two appellate judges, both Republican appointe...
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U.S. appeals court deals blow to Democrats' bid to get testimony from ex-White House lawyer McGahn

A U.S. appeals court on Monday, in a victory for the Trump administration, ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a Democratic-led House of Representatives panel seeking to enforce a subpoena issued to former White House Counsel Donald McGahn. In a 2-1 decision that Democrats vowed to appeal, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the House Judiciary Committee's lawsuit had to be dismissed because Congress had never passed a law authorizi...
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House Democrats can't subpoena former White House counsel, court rules

A federal appeals court has ruled against the House Judiciary Committee in its attempt to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify about President Donald Trump.
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House Democrats can't subpoena former White House counsel, appeals court rules

A federal appeals court has ruled against the House Judiciary Committee in its attempt to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify about President Donald Trump.
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NSSF: Election Fundraiser Raises Eyebrows for Hypocrisy

By Larry Keane Any other year, taking money from an industry that’s conducting barred activity would be called corruption. Not election years, though, and not when it comes to banks and guns. IMG iStock-1008926982 U.S.A. -( Any other year, taking money from an industry that’s conducting barred activity would be called corruption. Not election years, though, and not when it comes to banks and guns. Congressional Democrats are holding a fundraiser Aug. 24 for Democratic nominee ...
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It's Official: The Trump Campaign’s Reckless Win-at-All-Cost Approach Put Our Democracy at Risk in 2016

The nearly thousand-page Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday, the culmination of a three-year bipartisan investigation, leaves no room for doubt: Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign exposed our country to significant counterintelligence risks. While partisans can argue about whether or its report’s findings constitute “collusion” with the Kremlin, the report flatly states that the Trump campaign “presented attractive targets for foreign influence, creating notable count...
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Barr Says Durham Probe Timing Will Be Dictated By ‘Developments In The Case’

Attorney General Bill Barr delivered his most solid prediction yet on incoming developments from the Durham probe a day after he said they were trying to get parts of the investigation wrapped before Election Day. “What’s dictating the timing of this are developments in the case. And there will be developments. Tomorrow, there will be a development in the case,” he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night. “You know, it’s not an earth-shattering development, but it is an indication that thi...
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Trump Gives Barr An Ultimatum: You Could Be ‘Greatest’ AG Or ‘Average Guy’

President Trump on Thursday issued an ultimatum to Attorney General Bill Barr over the months-long probe led by U.S. Attorney John Durham, whom Barr tapped last year to investigate the origins of the Russia probe. When pressed during a Fox Business Network interview on Thursday morning on his thoughts regarding the Durham probe, Trump replied that he hopes Durham’s team will do a “great job” and that his team “is not going to be politically correct.” Trump then railed against former FBI Direct...
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Barr On Durham Probe: ‘We Are Trying To Get Some Things Accomplished Before The Election’

Attorney General Bill Barr said Wednesday that while he didn’t want to do anything to “affect the election,” he’s trying to get parts of the Durham probe completed before then. Before the House Judiciary Committee last month, Barr declined to promise that he wouldn’t release the report before the election. “We are gonna proceed with this investigation and not put it on hold right now during election season,” Barr said Wednesday on an interview on “The Buck Sexton Show.” “We’re all aware of th...
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Georgia Special Election An Embarrassment Of Riches

Georgia Special Election An Embarrassment Of Riches Georgia – -( Sometimes, you can have too many of a good thing. That is the case in the special election that is taking place in Georgia for the Senate seat that Johnny Isakson vacated late last year. The top two contenders on the Republican side are both good choices. One is Kelly Loeffler, the current incumbent. She was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by Isakson’s early retirement and was sworn in this past January. In th...
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House Can Sue to Force Testimony From McGahn, Appeals Court Rules

A court endorsed the House Judiciary Committee’s ability to pursue testimony from the former White House counsel as part of its oversight responsibilities.
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