The Insurrection Bar to Office

August 5, 2022 In the aftermath of the events of January 6, 2021, in and around the U.S. Capitol, there have been calls for accountability for those who participated, as well as for those who may have helped instigate it. The breach of the Capitol resulted in numerous injuries, multiple deaths, and significant property damage. …

Full Text: Garland & Barr Political Sensitivities Memos

July 19, 2022 The full text of Merrick Garland’s May 25, 2022 DOJ Memorandum “Election Year Sensitivities” can be viewed in your browser by clicking on the link below titled “Garland Election Year Sensitivities Memo.” Clicking the “Download” button allows the full text of the opinion to be downloaded to your device. You can also …

Ukraine – Facing The Unthinkable

March 22, 2022 A superb analysis of Putin’s savage invasion of Ukraine written by Oregon Representative Marty Wilde. Rep. Wilde’s military experience includes deployment in Afghanistan as a member of the International Security Assistance Force. Last month, Russia invaded Ukraine in the largest military operation in Europe since World War II. Putin launched this campaign …

Full Text: Briefs & Orders Filed In TX Abortion Case

October 16, 2021 Use this link to find analyses of and access to full text documents filed in the Texas abortion case. The Texas abortion case began when the United States Supreme Court, in a case titled “Whole Women’s Health v. Austin Reeve (Supreme Court) (9.1.21),” declined to strike down a newly enacted Texas law …

Full Text: McConnell Poison Pen Letter To President Biden

October 8, 2021 Remarkably disrespectful, insulting, antagonistic, bellicose, and obstructionist are terms that barely begin to describe the political nastiness of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s letter to President Joe Biden of October 8, 2021. For anyone harboring the misguided hope that today’s Republican party has any intention of engaging in true bipartisan governance, this …

Full Text: Twenty Attorneys General Sue U.S. Postal Service

October 7, 2021 Twenty Attorneys General, including New York AG Lettitia James, have sued the USPS on grounds that the USPS failed to fully vet Trump appointee Postmaster Louis DeJoy’s 10-year plan which DeJoy specifically intends will slow down mail delivery. The nature of the complaint and why it important is concisely explained in the …

Full Text: Subverting Justice

How the Former President and His Allies Pressured DOJ to Overturn the 2020 Election October 7, 2021 Read “Subverting Justice,” the damning interim staff report of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Trump’s efforts to overthrow the 2020 election. The text below is from the introduction of the report. “Subverting Justice” details the sustained, …

Full Text: DOJ Indicts Ex-Clinton Attorney Michael Sussmann

September 16, 2021 Bill Barr-appointed DOJ special prosecutor, John Durham, filed a criminal indictment against Michael Sussmann, Perkins Coie attorney and former attorney for the Clinton Campaign, today, September 16, 2021. The following excerpt from an article published in Politico on September 16, 2021, provides the basic context for the indictment. (The complete article may …

Full Text: Merrick Garland Seeks Emergency Injunction Over TX Abortion Ban

September 15, 2021 On September 14, 2021, the DOJ filed an emergency motion in federal court asking that enforcement of Texas’s ban on abortions after six weeks be temporarily or preliminarily enjoined. In its motion, the DOJ noted that “[t]he devastating effects warned of in the pre-enforcement litigation immediately became a reality for patients and …