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.
End the government’s plea-bargaining racket with open and adversarial jury trials.
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.
Recent articles by Lawfare and Walter Olson perform a valuable service on this front.
His state of mind when he tried to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election remains a mystery, perhaps even to him.
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.
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.
Studies Keep Finding That Social Media Algorithms Don't Increase Polarization. Why Is the Press So Skeptical?
New research on Facebook before the 2020 election finds scant evidence to suggest algorithms are shifting our political views.
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.
The alleged state and federal felonies involve intent elements that may be difficult to prove.
Eager for the adulation of Trump supporters, the former Fox News host suggests that rigged election software delivered a phony victory to Joe Biden.
That issue is central to Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigation of the former president's response to Joe Biden's victory.
The sanctions imposed on Sidney Powell and other attorneys raising frivolous challenges to the 2020 election were narrowed and slightly reduced, but largely upheld.
The Trump campaign's claim that two Atlanta poll workers pulled fraudulent ballots from a suitcase on election night are "false and unsubstantiated" after a two-year investigation.
In CNN Town Hall, Chris Christie Says Neither Joe Biden Nor Donald Trump Should Ever Be President Again
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"We find that while removing this content does curb some misinformation, it could also have the unintended effect of curtailing political speech."
It remains unclear whether the Oath Keepers leader had a specific plan to violently disrupt the electoral vote count on January 6.
Even with the benefit of contest rules he wrote to favor his position, arbitrators ruled against Lindell, and he now faces a court action to make him pay up.
The former president says he did not solicit election fraud; he merely tried to correct a "rigged" election. And he says he did not illegally retain government records, because they were his property.
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Politics ruin everything, including the criminal justice system.
A jury convicted members of the Proud Boys without evidence of an explicit plot, let alone one that most of the rioters were trying to execute.
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Critics argue that excessively strict pleading standards prevent plaintiffs with meritorious defamation claims from obtaining the evidence they need to support them.
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In a $788 Million Defamation Settlement, Fox News Admits That It Spread False Claims About Election Fraud
"The truth matters," says Dominion Voting Systems, and "lies have consequences."
Pretrial rulings recognized the falsity of the election-fraud claims that the outlet aired and rejected three of its defenses.
A "Water Pistol Unnecessarily Preceding" a "Missile-Launching F-35 Attack": Thoughts on the New York Trump Indictment
Trump very much deserves to be prosecuted and punished. But the New York case is far more dubious than the other charges likely to be brought against him.
Trump touted his support for sentencing reform as evidence of his "deep compassion," which DeSantis sees as a weakness.
Nature's 2020 endorsement of Joe Biden changed no minds but did significantly undermine trust in science.
Censured for 'Misrepresentations' About a 'Stolen' Election, a Former Trump Lawyer Insists She Never Lied
Jenna Ellis admitted that she made 10 false claims while representing the former president and his campaign.
Video footage and arrest data indicate that most of the Trump supporters who invaded the building did not commit violent crimes.
Contrary to the Supreme Court's First Amendment precedents, Donald Trump thinks harsh criticism of the president should be actionable.
Ousted Fox News Politics Editor on Dominion Lawsuit Revelations: 'It Feels Really Good To Be Vindicated'
In an interview, Chris Stirewalt contends that Fox is "not…willing to suffer the consequences of being a news organization."
Although Rupert Murdoch admits that Lou Dobbs and other hosts "endorsed" the "stolen election" narrative, Fox's lawyers insist that is not true.