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11:50 AM ET, April 1, 2023

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James Gordon / Daily Mail:
Bill Barr says Trump indictment is ‘held together by chicken wire,’ clams its legal theory as ‘pathetically weak’ and a clearly political move that will ‘not end well’ for the country  — Former Attorney General Bill Barr called Trump's indictment ‘an abomination’ and ‘the epitome of the abuse of prosecutorial power’
Discussion: Fox News, The Hill and Joe.My.God.
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New York Times:
How Alvin Bragg Resurrected the Case Against Donald Trump  —  A year ago, the investigation into the former president appeared to be over.  But a series of crucial turning points led to this week's indictment.  —  One year ago this week, the Manhattan district attorney's investigation …
Washington Post:
Trump lashes out against New York judge who will hear his criminal case  —  New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan also presided over prosecutions of the Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg  —  Former president Donald Trump is quite familiar with New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan …
Politico:
‘Delay, delay, delay’: How Trump could push his trial into the heart of campaign season  —  From pre-trial motions to negotiations over security, the master of legal stalling has many tactics in his arsenal.  —  The ink on Donald Trump's indictment has hardly had time to dry …
Discussion: Political Wire, Forbes and Semafor
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Trump's Legal Problems Are Putting the GOP in a Vise
Insider:
A gag order for Donald Trump is ‘extremely likely’ once he's before a judge, legal expert says
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
Why The World Looks at the Trump Case and...Yawns
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Associated Press:
Trump Faces At Least 1 Felony Charge In Manhattan Case: Report
Molly Crane-Newman / New York Daily News:
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg inundated with racist emails, death threats amid Trump indictment; ‘We are everywhere and we have guns’
New York Times:
Fox News Suffers Major Setback in Its Defamation Case  —  The judge said the case would still need to proceed to trial, for a jury to weigh whether Fox News spread false claims about Dominion Voting Systems, and to determine any damages.  —  Fox News suffered a significant setback on Friday …
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Washington Post:
Judge undercuts key Fox News defense as he sends Dominion suit to trial  —  In a $1.6 billion defamation case, a ‘disastrous’ ruling for Fox will send it in front of a jury with key questions already settled in an election-technology company's favor  —  A judge undercut key arguments …
Emily Cochrane / New York Times:
Judge Temporarily Blocks Tennessee Law That Restricts Drag Performances  —  A federal judge put a hold on the law hours before it was to take effect, saying there were legitimate questions about whether it violated the First Amendment.  —  NASHVILLE — A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked …
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Phil Helsel / NBC News:
Federal judge temporarily halts Tennessee's ‘drag ban’ law
Discussion: Boing Boing and WKRN-TV
Chris Geidner / Law Dork with Chris Geidner:
Federal judge blocks Tennessee officials from enforcing law restricting drag
Discussion: Rolling Stone and MyNorthwest.com
US Department of Justice:
Social Media Influencer Douglass Mackey Convicted of Election Interference in 2016 Presidential Race  —  For Immediate Release  —  U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York  —  Defendant Attempted to Suppress Vote Through Social Media Disinformation Campaign
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Hope King / Axios:
More Twitter chaos on the way  —  Blue checks that we've come to associate with authenticity, trustworthiness and prominence on Twitter are set to disappear tomorrow from accounts that won't pay for the badges. … - For the past 14 of Twitter's 17 years of existence, the badge has served as a sieve …
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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
News organizations reject Elon Musk's demand of paying to keep checkmarks on Twitter
Tony Diver / Telegraph:
Joe Biden will not attend King's Coronation  —  US president will not join world leaders but may send first lady in show of support for Charles III  —  Joe Biden will not attend the King's Coronation next month, The Telegraph understands.  —  The US president is “not expected” …
Discussion: Breitbart, Deadline and The Sun
Wall Street Journal:
Evan Gershkovich Loved Russia, the Country That Turned on Him  —  The Wall Street Journal correspondent, whose parents fled the Soviet Union, made Moscow a second home.  He was detained by the FSB and charged with espionage, an allegation the Journal vehemently denies.  —  The cellphone was no longer pinging.
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Tensions Flare Inside NPR After Staff Layoffs and Town Halls  —  Welcome back to Thursday and to Soundbite.  This week we're looking at the scene inside NPR since the organization's layoffs last week.  As always, if you have something to share, reach me through email, and if you haven't yet subscribed …
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
GOP Strategist and Epstein Fanboy Convicted of Teen Sex Trafficking  —  Anton Lazzaro, a Ferrari-driving operative who boasted of his connections to Trump, sexually abused high school girls who he plied with alcohol, prosecutors said.  —  Anton Lazzaro, a wannabe playboy on Instagram who used …
David French / New York Times:
The Rule of Law Now Depends on Republicans  —  “Probably not the best time to give up your AR-15.  And I think most people know that.”  With those words, spoken the night The New York Times broke the news that a Manhattan grand jury indicted Donald Trump, the Fox News host Tucker Carlson signaled the next …
Renee DiResta / Renee's Substack:
Fiction vs Reality: My Texts with Michael Shellenberger  —  For several months earlier this year, I'd been chatting with Michael Shellenberger about the Twitter Files.  He'd reached out to me in a Twitter DM on December 30th, telling me he wanted to better understand social media content moderation and transparency policy.
Discussion: RedState
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Has Modi Pushed Indian Democracy Past Its Breaking Point?  —  With the media and judiciary already under attack, the Prime Minister's main opponent was just banned from Parliament.  —  Earlier this month, Rahul Gandhi, India's main opposition leader, was convicted of defamation, for …
Discussion: Slate
New York Times:
'Thousands of Dollars for Something I Didn't Do'  —  Because of a bad facial recognition match and other hidden technology, Randal Reid spent nearly a week in jail, falsely accused of stealing purses in a state he said he had never even visited.  —  On the Friday afternoon after Thanksgiving …
Discussion: TechCrunch
New York Magazine:
Trump Is Going On Trial, but You Won't Be Able to Watch  —  Donald Trump is about to be prosecuted, but unless you're one of the few people who might be allowed inside the courtroom in Manhattan, you won't be able to watch.  That's because New York is the only state in the country that still bans cameras in legal trials.
 
 
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US Department of Justice:
Man Charged with Arson and Possession of a Destructive Device
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Karen Sloan / Reuters:
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New York Times:
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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
The incendiary claim that George Soros ‘funds’ Alvin Bragg
Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
This Under-The-Radar Wisconsin Race Has Big Implications For The State's Future
Discussion: The Atlantic
Dave Jamieson / HuffPost:
Amazon Spent $14 Million On Anti-Union Consultants In 2022
Liz Goodwin / Washington Post:
Manchin steps up criticism of Biden administration as 2024 decision looms
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Noah Kirsch / The Daily Beast:
Controversial Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Sues Government for $200 Billion
Discussion: The Guardian and ABC
Matt Sepic / MPR News:
Jury finds ex-GOP operative Lazzaro guilty in federal sex trafficking case
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