Trump's Georgia indictment has much in common with the most recent federal case against him. But also breaks some new ground.
The defendants will claim their alleged "racketeering activity" was a sincere effort to rectify election fraud.
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Jack Goldsmith Responds to Critics on the Dangers of Prosecuting (or not Prosecuting) Trump for Trying to Overturn the 2020 Election
I was one of the critics he responded to, and in this post I offer a rejoinder.
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End the government’s plea-bargaining racket with open and adversarial jury trials.
Haley seeks to make her relative youthfulness a selling point. It hasn't caught on among primary voters, but it's nonetheless worth considering whether the oldest candidates are always the best.
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Giving presidents impunity for using force and fraud to try to nullify election results is far worse than any potential risk of prosecuting Trump.
When he alleged fraud and sought help from government officials, they say, Trump was exercising rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.
The Democrats and Republicans seem ripe for replacement. But how and by what?
Recent articles by Lawfare and Walter Olson perform a valuable service on this front.
A new documentary film argues that the second-largest website on the planet is flooded with misinformation. Is that right?
His state of mind when he tried to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election remains a mystery, perhaps even to him.
The 2-1 ruling (divided along surprising ideological lines) is a win for the administration. But they may well still end up losing in the end.
The libertarian comedian on why he's dreading the presidential election season, how he survived COVID, and why he needs to do more psychedelics.
The new federal charges against Trump depend on the assumption that his claims were "knowingly false."
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Retribution, Deterrence, and the Case for Prosecuting Trump for Conspiring to Overturn the 2020 Election
His attempt to stay in power despite losing an election is well worthy of prosecution and punishment, on grounds of retribution and deterrence.
The Legally Authorized Charges Against Donald Trump and Hunter Biden Don't Tell Us What Justice Requires
The nature of their conduct is a better indicator of the punishment they deserve.
Special prosecutor Jack Smith says Trump attempted to "defraud the United States."
Unlike calling Trump's stolen-election fantasy "the Big Lie," his lawyer's statements were demonstrably false assertions of fact.
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While it remains unclear how sensitive the documents he retained were, his attempts to conceal them are easier to prove.
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What does that tell us about the state of American Christianity?
The independent journalist talks about true press freedom, the Twitter Files, Russiagate, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
After firing the staffer blamed for a video that borrowed Nazi imagery, is Ron DeSantis finally backing away from the authoritarian edgelords?
The decision is an unsurprising, straightforward application of the text of the relevant statute. It could have a major impact.
Appeals in the January 6 cases raise serious questions about how broadly the statute should be applied.
Republicans who participated in the scheme say they relied on legal advice grounded in historical precedent.
Harvard law Prof. Mark Tushnet and political scientist Aaron Belkin urge President Biden to disobey "gravely mistaken" Supreme Court rulings. Doing so would set a dangerous precedent likely to be abused by the right, as well as the left.
No amount of third-party/RFK Jr. shaming can erase the fact that Joe Biden is a weak and unpopular incumbent.
The alleged state and federal felonies involve intent elements that may be difficult to prove.
The country's favorite blue-collar champion calls attention to the 'skills gap' and asks why young men spend so much time online.
He'd be a stronger candidate if he applied that thinking to situations that don't involve former President Donald Trump.
The court ruled unanimously that the former president was trying to circumvent normal legal channels.
Eager for the adulation of Trump supporters, the former Fox News host suggests that rigged election software delivered a phony victory to Joe Biden.
What should governments, private companies, and individuals do differently next time disaster strikes?
That issue is central to Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigation of the former president's response to Joe Biden's victory.