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The federal judge overseeing former US President Donald Trump’s 2020 election interference case in Washington DC refused on Thursday to hold the lead prosecutor in contempt. Trump had sought to hold Special Counsel Jack Smith in contempt for continuing to file documents with the trial court after Judge Tanya Chutkan issued a stay on any [...]

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The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to determine whether a plaintiff must first exhaust all state administrative remedies before bringing a federal civil rights claim before a court. The case, Williams v. Washington, stems from a decision in the Supreme Court of Alabama which held that individuals who filed unemployment compensation claims with the Alabama [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit heard oral arguments from federal prosecutors and former President Donald Trump’s legal team on the issue of presidential immunity earlier this week. Trump argued that he is shielded from criminal liability in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s case against him, which alleges that Trump interfered in the [...]

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Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows disqualified former US President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot on Thursday, citing Section 3 of the US Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment. Maine is now the second state to remove Trump from the ballot, joining Colorado, which removed Trump from the ballot under the same constitutional provision [...]

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The US Supreme Court denied a request from Special Prosecutor Jack Smith to expedite review of former President Donald Trump’s claim of “absolute presidential immunity.” The move comes after Smith asked the court to take up the issue in the 2020 election interference case against Trump on December 11. In a brief order, the court [...]

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JURIST Deputy Editorial Director William Hibbitts and US Bureau Chief JP Leskovich from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law contributed to this report. The Colorado Supreme Court held on Tuesday that former US President Donald Trump is disqualified from holding the office of the presidency and held that he can no longer appear on the state’s [...]

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Former US President Donald Trump asked a Georgia court on Monday to dismiss the 13 criminal charges against him in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s 2020 presidential election interference case. Trump claimed that, because all of the charges stem from political speech or advocacy, the US Constitution’s First Amendment shields him from criminal responsibility. [...]

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Former US President Donald Trump on Monday again asked the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to weigh in on a gag order imposed in federal prosecutors’ election interference case against him. A three-judge panel of the appeals court previously upheld the gag order on December 8. This time, Trump is asking the [...]

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A New York appeals court on Thursday rejected former President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn a gag order imposed by a lower court judge in the state’s civil fraud trial against him and his family’s business. Though the appellate process remains ongoing, the civil trial came to an end on Wednesday. On Friday, Trump indicated [...]

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The US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to formalize an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. The vote passed along party lines, with all 221 Republican lawmakers voting in favor of the resolution and 212 Democratic lawmakers voting against. Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) previously opened an impeachment inquiry into Biden [...]

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