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 …

Full Text: “Freedom To Vote Act”

September 14, 2021 On September 14, 2021, Senators Klobuchar, Warnock, Merkley, Manchin and four other senators introduced the Freedom To Vote Act, a compromise to The For The People Act, which was already destined to die in the Senate at Mitch McConnell’s hand and which even Democratic Senator Joe Manchin had refused to support. With …

Full Text: H.R. 1 “The For The People Act”

September 14, 2021 Until today, The For The People Act, passed by the House on March 3, 2021, as H.B. 1, was to be the ultimate voting reform bill and a cornerstone of the Biden Administration’s legislative agenda. It faced enormous obstacles to passage, however. The first obstacle was Democratic Senator Joe Manchin who opposed …

Full Text: Merrick Garland Sues TX Over Abortion Ban

September 9, 2021 Accusing Texas of acting in “open defiance of the Constitution,” the DOJ filed suit against Texas over its six-week abortion ban. The DOJ’s complaint was fiercely direct, opening with the statement: “It is settled constitutional law that ‘a State may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to terminate her …

Full Text: Federal Judge Blocks DeSantis’s “Anti-Riot” Law

September 9, 2021 In a powerful 90-page order citing the racist history behind anti-riot laws and quoting Shakespeare, Chief Federal District Judge Mark Walker eviscerated Florida’s “Anti-Riot” law enacted to quell the wave of protests following the murder of George Floyd by police officers. Quoting the AP article appearing on the MSN website on September …

Full Text: Supreme Court Lets Stand TX Abortion Ban

(Blistering Dissents by Kagan & Sotomayor) September 2, 2021 Quoting Axios on September 2, 2021: “The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to leave the Texas ban on most abortions in place, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the three liberal judges in the dissent. Why it matters: The Texas law is the most restrictive abortion ban allowed to be …