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Supreme Court approval rating stands at 40 percent in new poll: About 40 percent of U.S. adults say they approve of the job the Supreme Court is doing ...
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Supreme Court approval rating stands at 40 percent in new poll
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Supreme Court approval rating stands at 40 percent in new poll: About 40 percent of U.S. adults say they approve of the job the Supreme Court is doing ...
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Supreme Court approval rating stands at 40 percent in new poll
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Arizona’s abortion ban is a distinct danger for GOP: The past week is the moment the GOP caught the car on abortion rights.
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Arizona’s abortion ban is a distinct danger for GOP
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AP-NORC poll shows many say Biden and Trump did more harm than good, but for different reasons
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AP-NORC poll shows many say Biden and Trump did more harm than good ...
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Arizona’s abortion ban is a distinct danger for GOP: The past week is the moment the GOP caught the car on abortion rights.
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Arizona’s abortion ban is a distinct danger for GOP
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GOP resolution says Trump didn’t engage in an insurrection. What do Americans think?
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GOP resolution says Trump didn’t engage in an insurrection ...
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If Biden Bans Menthol Cigarettes, Could He Hand the Election to Trump? It’s a Valid Concern.
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If Biden Bans Menthol Cigarettes, Could He Hand the Election to Trump? ...
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Supreme Court justices signal wariness of law used for Jan. 6 prosecutions: The scope of a federal obstruction law used against scores of Jan ...
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Supreme Court justices signal wariness of law used for Jan. 6 prosecutions
Quick Glance: Justices Question Obstruction Charge Against Jan. 6 Rioter
  • The Supreme Court is considering whether Jan. 6 rioters can be charged with obstructing an official proceeding, potentially impacting Trump's election interference case.

  • During Tuesday's hearing, justices expressed concerns about the Justice Department's use of the obstruction statute to prosecute those involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

  • A potential consequence of a ruling in favor of Fischer could affect Trump, although this outcome is not definitive. Prosecutors in Trump's case have emphasized that even if Fischer succeeds, Trump's actions would still be governed by a more restrictive interpretation of the law.

  • The provision was enacted in 2002 as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed after the Enron accounting scandal. Both Fischer and Trump argue that the obstruction law does not apply to their alleged conduct, meaning the charges should be dropped.
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"Your client is a criminal defendant": N.Y. judge denies Trump team request to attend SCOTUS oral arguments
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"Your client is a criminal defendant": N.Y. judge denies Trump ...
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West Virginia transgender sports ban overturned: A federal appeals court blocked a West Virginia law Tuesday banning transgender students from sports teams ...
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West Virginia transgender sports ban overturned
Quick Glance: Court Overturns West Virginia Ban on Transgender in Sports
  • A federal appeals court has overturned a ban on transgender individuals participating in sports in West Virginia, citing a violation of Title IX.

  • The court ruled that the law cannot lawfully be applied to a 13-year-old girl who has identified as female since the third grade.

  • The decision favored the American Civil Liberties Union, its West Virginia chapter, and the LGBTQ advocacy group Lambda Legal, who filed a lawsuit in 2021.

  • West Virginia is just one of 24 states with legislation preventing transgender women and girls from competing in specific women's or girls' sports events.
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Jeffrey Toobin blasts Clarence Thomas as a ‘disgrace’ over posture on Jan. 6: Legal pundit and analyst Jeffrey Toobin took a shot at Supreme Court Justice ...
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Jeffrey Toobin blasts Clarence Thomas as a ‘disgrace’ over posture on Jan ...
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Arizona House Republicans again block repeal of 1864 abortion ban: The state Supreme Court last week ruled that a 19th century ban on nearly all abortions is ...
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Arizona House Republicans again block repeal of 1864 abortion ban
Quick Glance: Arizona Republicans foil another effort to repeal 1864 abortion ban
  • Arizona House Republicans once again thwarted an attempt on Wednesday to repeal the state's nearly complete abortion ban from 1864, leaving Democrats without a vote on their repeal bill for the second consecutive week.

  • Despite facing pressure from influential conservatives, such as former President Trump and Senate hopeful Kari Lake, urging GOP leaders to lift the ban, the Republicans blocked the repeal.

  • State House Democrats made a procedural maneuver to attempt to suspend House rules and bring the repeal bill to the floor for discussion. However, this action was rejected by the GOP majority, with only one Republican, Representative Matt Gress, crossing party lines to support bringing up the repeal bill.

  • A similar endeavor to repeal the ban was obstructed by Republicans last week. Following persistent criticism of the law by Democrats both within and outside the state throughout the week, prominent figures like Trump and Lake recognized the political risks and advocated for a change in direction within the Legislature.
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Supreme Court declines to hear appeal from Black Lives Matter organizer facing damages suit
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Supreme Court declines to hear appeal from Black Lives Matter organizer ...
Quick Glance: US Supreme Court ruling against Black Lives Matter activist's appeal regarding protest incident
  • The US Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit by a Louisiana police officer against a Black Lives Matter activist, potentially impacting future public demonstrations.

  • DeRay Mckesson was represented by attorneys, including those from the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • The decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could set a precedent for lawsuits against protest leaders based on the actions of participants.

  • The legal dispute arose from a protest in Baton Rouge in 2016 following the police intervention against Alton Sterling, a black man.
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National Guard soldiers testify about Jan. 6 response: Watch live: National Guard soldiers are slated to testify Wednesday before the House Administration ...
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National Guard soldiers testify about Jan. 6 response: Watch live
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Trump's criminal trial, a first for a former president, has begun in New York: For the first time in U.S. history, a former president will sit in a courtroom for ...
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Trump's criminal trial, a first for a former president, has begun in New ...
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Election handicapper moves Arizona Senate race to ‘leans Democratic’: An elections handicapper moved its rating of the Arizona Senate race from “toss-up” to ...
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Election handicapper moves Arizona Senate race to ‘leans Democratic’
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Live updates: Supreme Court arguments on January 6 rioters case : The Supreme Court will consider whether part of a federal obstruction law can be used to ...
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Live updates: Supreme Court arguments on January 6 rioters case
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Opinion | Is Jan. 6 the Political Winner Democrats Think It Is?: A Supreme Court ruling against the government could shift the focus to prosecutorial overreach.
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Opinion | Is Jan. 6 the Political Winner Democrats Think It Is?
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Trump Can't Skip Trial for Supreme Court Hearing, Judge Says: The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on Trump's presidential immunity claims next week.
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Trump Can't Skip Trial for Supreme Court Hearing, Judge Says
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Michael Cohen is an admitted liar. He’s still going to be the star witness against Trump.
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Michael Cohen is an admitted liar. He’s still going to be the star witness ...
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Supreme Court Backs St. Louis Police Officer on Discriminatory Transfer: The US Supreme Court made it easier for employees to sue over discriminatory job ...
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Supreme Court Backs St. Louis Police Officer on Discriminatory Transfer
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Trump tells Arizona legislature to act after GOP blocks bills repeal 1864 abortion ban
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Quick Glance: Arizona GOP outlines alternative abortion strategy
  • Republican state legislators in Arizona are considering alternative ballot measures in response to a court ruling upholding a strict abortion ban.

  • The GOP's strategy document plans to provide voters with alternatives to the Arizona for Abortion Access ballot measure.

  • Republicans aim to constitutionalize existing laws to discuss abortion policy.

  • The document outlines various scenarios, including 'Phase 1' and 'Phase 2' options for lawmakers.
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Lawyers for Texas rancher blast Paxton’s claim of Supreme Court win: Attorneys for a Texas man who sued the state for property damage criticized Texas Attorney ...
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Lawyers for Texas rancher blast Paxton’s claim of Supreme Court win
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Supreme Court declines Lindell appeal over phone seizure: The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Trump ally Mike Lindell on Monday over his attempt to ...
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Supreme Court declines Lindell appeal over phone seizure
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Supreme Court makes it easier to file workplace discrimination claims: The justices unanimously ruled that employees do not need to prove harm to career ...
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Supreme Court makes it easier to file workplace discrimination claims
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Voters in Alabama's new congressional district return to the polls for primary runoffs
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Voters in Alabama's new congressional district return to the polls for ...
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Mark Kelly says Arizona abortion ruling is ‘all because of Donald Trump’: Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) said Sunday that last week’s Arizona Supreme Court ruling ...
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Mark Kelly says Arizona abortion ruling is ‘all because of Donald Trump’
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Arizona Supreme Court Revives 1864 Abortion Ban Passed Before Women Could Even Vote
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Quick Glance: Arizona Republicans Block Efforts to Repeal 1864 Abortion Ban
  • Democratic bills to repeal a 160-year-old abortion ban were blocked in the Legislature.

  • Arizona's highest court decision upholding a 1864 abortion ban caused chaos and confusion.

  • Democrats aimed to repeal the ban to protect women's health, facing hurdles in the Republican-controlled legislature.

  • The uncertainty loomed over whether Republican leaders would allow immediate action on repealing the ban, despite pressure from Democrats and some Republicans.
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Manhattan DA Asks Judge to Punish Trump for Contempt on Day One: Prosecutors want to hold Trump accountable for his social media posts violating a gag order ...
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Manhattan DA Asks Judge to Punish Trump for Contempt on Day One
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Biden unveils draft rule for his latest student debt relief plan: The plan seeks to forgive unpaid interest for some 25 million Americans who owe more on their ...
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Biden unveils draft rule for his latest student debt relief plan
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Charted: Young adult sterilization soars post-Roe v. Wade: More young adults opted for vasectomies and tubal ligations after Roe v. Wade was overturned.
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Charted: Young adult sterilization soars post-Roe v. Wade
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Barron Trump Video Goes Viral Amid Graduation Drama: Former president Donald Trump may miss his son Barron's graduation because of his New York criminal trial.
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Barron Trump Video Goes Viral Amid Graduation Drama
Quick Glance: Michael Cohen Criticizes Trump's Barron Graduation Ban Complaint as Ridiculous
  • Michael Cohen describes Trump's complaint about a potential ban on attending Barron's graduation ceremony as comical.

  • Cohen points out that Trump apparently did not attend the graduation ceremonies of his other children.

  • Cohen is expected to be a key witness in Trump's trial, which revolves around allegations of hush money payments to silence an affair with Stormy Daniels.

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Fallout from Trump's bid to overturn election loss heads to Supreme Court: The actions of Donald Trump and his supporters following his 2020 election loss top ...
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Fallout from Trump's bid to overturn election loss heads to Supreme Court
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Supreme Court won't hear Mike Lindell's challenge over FBI seizure of cellphone: The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by MyPillow founder and election ...
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Supreme Court won't hear Mike Lindell's challenge over FBI seizure of ...
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Rick Scott supports 15-week Florida abortion ban over 6-week limit: Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) says he would support replacing Florida’s six-week state abortion ...
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Rick Scott supports 15-week Florida abortion ban over 6-week limit
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All I Want for Tax Day Is a Reversal of Trump’s Regressive Tax Cuts: Like the Bush tax cuts before it, the Trump tax cut was a trickle-down failure.
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All I Want for Tax Day Is a Reversal of Trump’s Regressive Tax Cuts
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We teach the Bible to public school students. Critics should stop freaking out about it.
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We teach the Bible to public school students. Critics should stop freaking ...
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Mucarsel-Powell raises over $3.5 million in first quarter in Florida Senate race: Florida Senate candidate and former Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) said her ...
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Mucarsel-Powell raises over $3.5 million in first quarter in Florida ...
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Trump’s immunity claims tell voters all they need to know about him: Don’t shrug off Trump’s views of presidential power. They would do irreparable damage.
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Trump’s immunity claims tell voters all they need to know about him
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Women won’t be ‘conned’ by Trump’s abortion dance, Sen. Tina Smith says : "We know that he is the one who is responsible for what's going on in Arizona and ...
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Women won’t be ‘conned’ by Trump’s abortion dance, Sen. Tina Smith says
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Adult entertainment industry asks Supreme Court to block Texas age-verification law
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Adult entertainment industry asks Supreme Court to block Texas ...
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Jack Smith urges Supreme Court to reject Trump's immunity claim: "No person is above the law"
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Jack Smith urges Supreme Court to reject Trump's immunity claim: ...
Quick Glance: Special Counsel Urges Supreme Court to Reject Trump's Immunity Claim
  • The office of special counsel Jack Smith has filed a brief urging the Supreme Court to reject former President Donald Trump's appeal claiming immunity from prosecution in his 2020 election subversion case.

  • Smith argues that Trump's immunity theory lacks historical precedent, contradicting the founders' vision of the country.

  • The special counsel accuses Trump of suggesting presidents should be immune from prosecution for all criminal acts while in office, freeing them from crimes like bribery and murder.

  • The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on April 25, allowing Trump's team to respond to Smith's arguments in their upcoming brief.
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Climate Action Is a Legal Obligation, European Court Rules: The European Court of Human Rights found that climate change is a human rights issue ...
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Climate Action Is a Legal Obligation, European Court Rules
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The Supreme Court wants to hand a victory to January 6 insurrectionists: Most of the justices seem eager to make it harder to prosecute January 6 rioters
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The Supreme Court wants to hand a victory to January 6 insurrectionists
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X reverses course, tells Brazil court it will comply with rulings: Lawyers representing Elon Musk's X told Brazil's Supreme Court that the social media platform ...
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X reverses course, tells Brazil court it will comply with rulings
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Ex-Trump White House lawyer part of brief arguing against Trump's immunity: The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the case on April 25
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Ex-Trump White House lawyer part of brief arguing against Trump's immunity
Quick Glance: Jack Smith Urges Supreme Court to Reject Trump's Immunity Claim
  • Special counsel Jack Smith pushed the Supreme Court in a court filing ahead of the April 25 arguments to reject former President Donald Trump's stance that he should be given absolute immunity in the federal election interference case.

  • Outlined in the 66-page filing were a series of arguments by Smith and his team against Trump's assertion that a president is shielded from criminal prosecution.

  • Prosecutors contended that there are no presidential authorities that would grant Trump immunity in this instance, and historical evidence discredits Trump's assertions.

  • Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith in 2022 to probe Trump's alleged involvement in disputing the 2020 presidential election results. The Supreme Court is scheduled to conduct oral arguments on Trump's immunity argument on April 25.
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Judge will redact witness names in Trump's classified documents case to protect identities
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Quick Glance: Judge to Redact Witness Names in Trump's Case
  • The federal judge overseeing Donald Trump's case agreed to protect potential government witnesses.

  • The dispute over witness information in pretrial documents has slowed down the case.

  • The judge agreed to protect witness identities but refused to seal the substance of witness statements.

  • In light of prior criticisms, the judge appears to ease tensions by redacting witness names.
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Supreme Court to weigh if Jan. 6 rioters can be charged with obstruction: The justices on Tuesday will hear argument on whether prosecutors improperly stretched ...
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Supreme Court to weigh if Jan. 6 rioters can be charged with obstruction
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Supreme Court Justices Compare Bribes to Taking a Teacher to Cheesecake Factory: The Supreme Court debated whether a $13,000 gratuity made to a politician is ...
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Supreme Court Justices Compare Bribes to Taking a Teacher to Cheesecake ...
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Supreme Court Will Consider Shrinking Sentences for Jan. 6 Rioters: The Justice Department has been regularly recommending a charge which some argue wrongly ...
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Supreme Court Will Consider Shrinking Sentences for Jan. 6 Rioters
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Views of Trump presidency improved since late 2020: Survey: Views of former President Trump’s time in the White House have largely improved since the fall of ...
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Views of Trump presidency improved since late 2020: Survey
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Fact Check: Is Donald Trump Barred From Barron's Graduation?: Donald Trump and his MAGA allies complained he would miss Barron Trump's graduation over Judge Juan ...
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Fact Check: Is Donald Trump Barred From Barron's Graduation?