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The Attorney General of Michigan brought two charges of criminal neglect Wednesday against former governor Rick Snyder for his role in the Flint water crisis. The charges cite violations of section 750.478 of the Michigan Penal Code. Section 750.478 refers to willful neglect of duty of a public officer or a person holding public trust [...]

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Thousands of US law students and of members of the Missouri, Texas and DC bars have signed a petition for the disbarment of Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz for their objections to Congressional certification of the Electoral College’s votes. As of Wednesday, there were more than 11,000 signatures on the petition from lawyers and [...]

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Claims of fraud figure prominently in the fallout from last November’s Presidential election. Some claim that voting machines actually manipulated votes and vote counts. These claims are sufficient widespread that Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D Nevada) and Senator Tom Carper (D Delaware) refuted those claims on the Senate floor during the Electoral College debate. Nevertheless, [...]

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed new rules on Tuesday detailing the production and research of medicinal marijuana, essentially legalizing marijuana for medicinal use. The rules will also legalize and oversee the cultivation of marijuana on Mexican soil for medical purposes. The new regulations primarily target pharmaceutical companies that are intending to sell and [...]

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The US Department of Justice on Monday filed the first two federal grand jury indictments in connection with last week’s Capitol riots. The first of the indictments charges Mark Leffingwell of Seattle with civil disorder, violent entry into a restricted building, and assaulting, resisting, or impeding two police officers. According to the criminal complaint filed [...]

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The US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time in his four-year term. The new Article of Impeachment from the House contains a single charge of “Incitement of Insurrection” for Trump’s role in the events that took place at the Capitol Building last week. The article alleges that [...]

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A 2-1 federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a proposed supervised drug-injection site that would have opened in Philadelphia on the basis that the proposed site violates a federal law that was passed to prevent drug dens. The proposed site would have been the first supervised drug-injection site in the US. The appeals court overturned [...]

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Acting US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen issued his first statement Wednesday about last week’s seizure of the US Capitol Building, promising a swift response to further acts of violence. The three-and-a-half-minute prerecorded video was released overnight and began with Rosen calling “the storming of the capitol … an intolerable, shocking and tragic episode in our [...]

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Americans were shocked by Wednesday’s storming of the US Capitol by the Proud Boys and other rightwing mobs and militia. International observers and some U.S. politicians began referring to the country as a “banana republic” – a derogatory statement referring to banana-producing countries in Central America with histories of unstable and corrupt governments. Latin Americans [...]

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More than 70 individuals have already been charged in last week’s seizure of the US Capitol, officials from the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a joint briefing Wednesday—the first such briefing since the attack. The briefing began with a statement from FBI Assistant Director in Charge Steven D’Antuono about the FBI’s activities [...]

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