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Democrats in the House of Representatives have circulated a draft of a new article of impeachment against President Trump charging him with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol during congressional vote counting. The impeachment comes in response to pro-Trump rioters storming the Capitol building in Washington [...]

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In a speech accepting the nomination for Attorney General from President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday, Merrick Garland condemned the riots on Capitol Hill and underscored the importance of the rule of law as the foundation for American democracy. Attorney General-designate Garland is currently a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of [...]

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More than 750 legal and constitutional scholars and professors have signed on to a letter urging the immediate removal of President Donald Trump from office in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building. The letter, hosted on the American Constitution Society’s (ACS) website, begins by calling Trump “a grave risk to our [...]

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Nineteen law firms signed onto a letter to Vice President Mike Pence on Friday, urging him to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. The letter was composed by Crowell and Moring LLP, a large international law firm with offices in Washington D.C. The letter stated that the firms had “watched [...]

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The National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) announced Thursday that they have assembled an international Commission of Inquiry to investigate racist police violence against people of African descent in the United States. In June of 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Council [...]

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Ajit Pai, the outgoing Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said in an interview with C-SPAN on Thursday said he does not “intend to move forward” with the proposed rule-making on Section 230 during his remaining time at the FCC. In November, Pai announced that he was leaving the FCC on January 20, [...]

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A Pennsylvania attorney representing President Donald Trump in one of his election-related lawsuits asked the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Thursday to allow him to withdraw from representation, saying that Trump had used his “services to perpetrate a crime” and “taking action that the lawyer considers repugnant and with which [...]

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Dominion Votings Systems filed a defamation lawsuit Friday against Donald Trump attorney Sidney Powell. The complaint alleges that Powell engaged in defamation with the statements she has made against Dominion in an attempt to throw out votes and hand the election to President Donald Trump. In their complaint, Dominion outlined the lies they claim Powell [...]

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The Iraq judiciary issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump on Thursday for the premeditated killing of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis last January. Trump is charged under Article 406 of the Iraqi Penal Code, which carries the death sentence in all cases of premeditated murder. Al-Muhandis died in the drone strike Trump ordered to [...]

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In response to Wednesday’s attack on the US Capitol by pro-Trump rioters the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released a statement Thursday condemning the “deliberate distortion of facts” by American politicians, especially concerning the presidential election and allegations of voter fraud. The statement also voiced support for a “thorough investigation” into [...]

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