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Trump’s legal team and House Democrats lay out impeachment arguments in new filings

Trump’s legal team and House Democrats lay out impeachment arguments in new filings

The House of Representatives impeachment managers filed a lengthy pretrial brief on Tuesday, making the case that former President Donald Trump should be convicted of incitement of insurrection by the Senate — and banned from holding future federal office. Trump’s team submitted their own, shorter filing as an initial response to the charge against him.…
Trump’s legal team is disintegrating ahead of his Senate trial

Trump’s legal team is disintegrating ahead of his Senate trial

With just over a week until his Senate impeachment trial, former President Donald Trump’s defense team is disintegrating, with at least five lawyers departing or declining to join it, including a South Carolina attorney selected just last week to lead the defense effort. That attorney, Karl “Butch” Bowers Jr., will no longer represent Trump when…
Trump’s legal team advances yet another far-fetched lawsuit in Georgia

Trump’s legal team advances yet another far-fetched lawsuit in Georgia

President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed yet another lawsuit contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election, this time calling for a complete do-over of the election in Georgia. That’s despite two recounts in the state — overseen by Republican officials — both indicating Biden’s victory in the state is unambiguous and not going to…
The Trump legal team’s failed Four Seasons press conference, explained

The Trump legal team’s failed Four Seasons press conference, explained

President Donald Trump’s legal team gathered Saturday morning in Philadelphia to hold a press conference at which they shared conspiracy theories about why Trump lost the 2020 election. The fact that the president’s lawyers are working to find ways to overturn the election results is notable, but perhaps even more so is where they chose…
The most important legal question looming over the election

The most important legal question looming over the election

Two significant legal events occurred last week that could determine whether the winner of the 2020 election actually becomes president. They could also shape American elections for years to come if the Supreme Court’s 6-3 Republican majority remains in place. The first was the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, which not only gave Republicans…
Trump could be in a lot of legal hot water if he loses the election

Trump could be in a lot of legal hot water if he loses the...

A surprising revelation in the New York Times story about President Donald Trump’s taxes is that the “audit” he’s long claimed prevented him from releasing his tax returns to the public is real. It turns out the IRS perked up when Trump claimed business losses during the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. The losses…
The legal theories of Amy Coney Barrett, explained

The legal theories of Amy Coney Barrett, explained

According to multiple news sources, President Trump is set to announce that his nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court is Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who sits on the US Court of the Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (based in Chicago) and is also a law professor at Notre Dame. The 48-year-old…
Uber & Lyft Legal Battle Exposes The Big Lie About Gig Work

Uber & Lyft Legal Battle Exposes The Big Lie About Gig Work

Labor advocates argue that this measure creates an exemption for gig companies so they don’t have to properly classify workers as employees, as AB 5 is enforcing. It appears to make compromises on several protections and benefits, like providing some health care coverage and setting a wage floor. But an analysis of Prop 22 by…
11 legal experts agree: There’s no good reason for DOJ to drop the Michael Flynn case

11 legal experts agree: There’s no good reason for DOJ to drop the Michael...

In an extraordinary move, the Justice Department has dropped its case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about several conversations he had with the Russian ambassador in 2016. According to a filing signed by Timothy Shea, the US attorney for the District of Columbia,…
Did Trump just commit witness tampering? I asked 7 legal experts.

Did Trump just commit witness tampering? I asked 7 legal experts.

When Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine, testified on Capitol Hill Friday morning during the second day of impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump, it didn’t take the president long to send a tweet attacking her. “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” Trump wrote. “She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then…

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