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'Otherwise': The Word That Could Save Trump From Insurrection Conviction

The outcome of the case could hinge on how the U.S. Supreme Court interprets a single word contained in the obstruction statute.

29.04.2024 20

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Trump Makes History as First US Pres on Trial

The beginning of jury selection in the New York City “hush-money” case has Trump alarmed that his strategy of delaying his day of reckoning is...

17.04.2024 5

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The Right-Wing Supreme Court Could Validate Gov Abbott’s War on Immigrants

Of the five-member majority that scuttled much of Arizona’s Papers Please law, which has similarities to Texas’ SB 4, Kennedy, Ginsburg, and...

12.04.2024 20

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5 Reasons Biden Should Negotiate a Deal to Free Assange

Resolving the case would enhance the administration’s tarnished human rights image.

28.03.2024 10

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Meet Clarence Thomas’ Likely Successor If Trump Gets a 2nd Term

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge James Ho may just be the most reactionary federal appellate judge in the country.

12.03.2024 10

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The Supreme Court Is Not Going to Save Us From Donald Trump

Years from now, historians will look back on the high-court’s bailout as a key inflection point in the decline of democracy and the rule of law.

06.03.2024 10

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Same-Sex Marriage Is the Next Right on Alito’s Hit List

The problem for defenders of marriage equality and gay rights is that the moderate Obergefell majority has been supplanted by an ultra-right super...

28.02.2024 20

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The Right-Wing Supreme Court Will Save Donald J. Trump Just Like It Saved George W. Bush

In the end, politics and not the law will lead them to rescue Trump from the insurrectionist label.

23.12.2023 10

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A Voluntary Ethics Code for the Supreme Court Is a Sad Joke

And it may just be, as some have suggested, "worse than nothing."

24.11.2023 8

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There Is No Longer Room for Debate: Trump Is a Fascist

Flash forward some 90 years and you can hear echoes of Hitler’s Frankfurt address in the persistent messaging of Donald Trump.

14.11.2023 10

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Adherence to International Law Nowhere to Be Found in Israel and Gaza

The problem lies not with the content of international law, but with its lack of enforcement.

14.10.2023 6

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The Madness and Corruption of This Right-Wing Supreme Court

There is no end in sight for the damage the U.S. Supreme Court is willing to inflict.

03.10.2023 2

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Could the Supreme Court Rule a Wealth Tax Unconstitutional?

A foreign-profits tax case has become a new cause for the radical right, which sees it as an opportunity to score another major political victory...

27.09.2023 2

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Don't Hold Your Breath for Trump Ban Under the 14th Amendment

The disqualification theory is sound in many ways, but not without problems.

14.09.2023 2

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