Politically-Motivated DA Uses Failed Theory to Indict Trump

For the first time in history, a former U.S. president has been indicted on criminal charges. This is the culmination of the open political targeting of former President Donald Trump by rogue prosecutor Alvin Bragg. As Cully Stimson and John Malcolm explained, Bragg's legal theory behind the charges is about as good as you'd expect from a prosecutor who's made a name for himself for failing at his job:

During a post-arraignment press conference, Bragg struggled to explain the theory behind the first prosecution of a former president of the United States, stating that Trump “was paying Michael Cohen for fictitious legal services to cover up an actual crime committed the prior year.”

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Judge Duncan: Stanford Incident a "Parody" of Free Speech Tradition

Earlier this month, Fifth Circuit Judge Kyle Duncan was shouted down by members of the Stanford Law community while delivering remarks to the school's Federalist Society Chapter. The incident sparked disgust by members of legal community on both the right and left who value respect for the bench and our First Amendment rights. 

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Democrats Balk at Bipartisan Election Oversight

On Tuesday, hearings were held by the Committee on House Administration and the Senate Rules Committee to discuss the current state of our elections. While the hearings covered different angles of the issue, one common theme emerged: Republicans are committed to finding solutions to the most pressing election integrity issues, while Democrats balk at those solutions.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Race: Rule of Law v. Victim Blaming

Next week, Wisconsinites will decide the next justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and in turn, the ideological balance of the court. The Chair of the Wisconsin Democrat Party has dubbed the race "the most important election that nobody’s ever heard of"—and for good reason. As Politico pointed out earlier this year, the next court has the potential to make landmark rulings in the near future on everything from abortion to elections: 

There are significant policy outcomes hanging on the result. The court chose the state’s political maps for the decade after the Democratic governor and Republican Legislature deadlocked, and it’s likely to hear a case challenging Wisconsin’s 19th-century law banning almost all abortions in the near future. Wisconsin’s Supreme Court also decided major cases on election laws and voting rights before and after the 2020 presidential election.

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House Admin Holds Hearing on Election Observer Access

On Thursday, the Committee on House Administration'a Subcommittee on Elections held a hearing to discuss election observer access during the 2022 election cycle.

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Jordan's Weaponization Subcommittee Issues Scathing Report on Garland School Board Memo

The House Judiciary Committee and the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government have issued a scathing report on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland's targeting of parents concerned with the leftist agenda in K-12 education. The report explains:

From the initial set of material produced in response to the subpoenas, it is apparent that the Biden Administration misused federal law-enforcement and counterterrorism resources for political purposes. The Justice Department’s own documents demonstrate that there was no compelling nationwide law-enforcement justification for the Attorney General’s directive or the Department components’ execution thereof. After surveying local law enforcement, U.S. Attorney’s offices around the country reported back to Main Justice that there was no legitimate law-enforcement basis for the Attorney General’s directive to use federal law-enforcement and counterterrorism resources to investigate school board-related threats.

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NC Supreme Court Rehears Voter ID and Redistricting Cases

Earlier this week, the North Carolina Supreme Court heard two high-profile election law cases. The catch? These cases were already decided last year.

In February, the North Carolina Supreme Court agreed to rehear these cases—which is permissible under North Carolina law.

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Democrats Go AWOL on Field Hearing at the Southern Border

House Democrats failed to show up to a field hearing held Wednesday morning in McAllen, Texas to discuss the dire situation at the southern border. As Congressman Mark Green put it, the Democrats have gone "AWOL" on their duties as Members of Congress.

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Students Shout Down Federal Judge at Stanford Law School

In a shocking display of disrespect, students at Stanford Law School shouted down Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan, a Trump-appointee to the Fifth Circuit, while he attempted to speak at a Federalist Society event on the school's campus last week.

Beyond being unbecoming of future lawyers, the actions of the disruptors was in clear violation of the school's free speech policy which states:

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Strong Integrity in Elections Equals Increased Voter Turnout

Today, the U.S. House Administration Subcommittee on Elections Chair Laurel Lee (FL-15) and full Committee Chairman Bryan Steil (WI-01) held a hearing entitled "2022 Midterms Look Back Series: Successes in the 2022 Midterm Elections." This was the subcommittee’s first meeting of the 118th Congress.

Chair Laurel Lee (former Florida Secretary of State) gave opening remarks emphasizing the critical importance for states to safeguard the election process:

“I am passionate about ensuring every state administers safe and secure elections. And that voters across the country have confidence in our election system.  Both Republicans and Democrats have a common goal of ensuring that every eligible American citizen has an opportunity to vote and for their ballot to be counted.”

 

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