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Recent concerns about leaks of US Supreme Court decisions and Justice Clarence Thomas’s refusal to recuse himself in a case that might involve connections to his wife, Virginia Thomas, have spurred calls for a code of ethics for US Supreme Court justices. Although the Judicial Conference of the United States promulgated a Code of Conduct [...]

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The US House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack on the Capitol Tuesday said it has decided to make criminal referrals to the US Department of Justice (DOJ). Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who chairs the committee, told Axios, “We have made decisions on criminal referrals.” The committee has yet to issue a formal announcement. [...]

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The White House Monday criticized Donald Trump’s recent remarks calling for the “termination” of constitutional rules in response to allegations by Elon Musk that Twitter favored the Democratic party and actively suppressed speech during the 2020 US presidential election. Trump called the information a “revelation of massive and widespread fraud and deception” and asserted that [...]

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The United States Capitol Police (USCP), FBI, and San Francisco Police are jointly investigating a Friday break-in at the home of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. Early Friday an intruder broke into US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home in San Francisco. The intruder attacked Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer, [...]

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The US House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack on the Capitol Thursday held its first hearing since July and voted to subpoena former President Donald Trump to sit for testimony and produce documents. The committee recognized that issuing a subpoena to a former president of the US is an extraordinary step. Members believe [...]

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A select committee of the US House of Representatives Thursday held its first public hearing regarding the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, releasing previously unseen footage from the attack. The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol broadcasted its proceedings on primetime television. The hearing included the testimonies [...]

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US District Judge Timothy Kelly for the US District Court for the District of Columbia Sunday dismissed a request by the Republican National Committee (RNC) to block a subpoena asking its email vendor to release records involving the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. The House committee investigating the attack made the subpoena request. The committee [...]

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I. Introduction The world’s attention is focused on Ukraine and the vicious war ravaging the country, forcing millions of people to flee. But is this Russian invasion different than other invasions by a major world power in terms of violations of international law? It is and it is not. On the one hand, the Russian [...]

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Steve Bannon, the former White House Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to former President Donald Trump, surrendered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday morning. The Justice Department charged Bannon Friday with contempt of Congress after he failed to attend a deposition and refused to turn over documents subpoenaed by the January 6 Committee. The congressional [...]

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A US federal grand jury has indicted former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon on two charges of contempt of Congress. The indictment stemmed from Bannon’s failure to comply with a House Select Committee subpoena regarding the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Bannon is charged under Title 2 Chapter 6 Section 192 of the [...]

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