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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.
Andrew Romano / Yahoo News:
Post-indictment poll: Trump surges to largest-ever lead over DeSantis  —  But the latest Yahoo News/YouGov survey also shows that most Americans don't think Trump should be allowed to serve as president again if convicted.  —  Read full article  —  President of the United States from 2017 to 2021
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Trump's Legal Problems Are Putting the GOP in a Vise  —  The dilemma for the Republican Party is that Donald Trump's mounting legal troubles may be simultaneously strengthening him as a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination and weakening him as a potential general-election nominee.
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 …
Washington Post:
The unhinged GOP defense of Trump is the real ‘test’ for our democracy  —  Because the indictment of a former president is unprecedented in U.S. history, it has become a media cliche to assert that the prosecution of Donald Trump will “test our democracy.”  The oft-expressed idea …
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
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
Why The World Looks at the Trump Case and...Yawns  —  It is hard to find a major country as reluctant to require its leaders to face the legal music as we have been. … In the eyes of the world's media, the indictment of Donald Trump was not the big freaking deal many Americans might expect.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Insider:
A gag order for Donald Trump is ‘extremely likely’ once he's before a judge, legal expert says  — Donald Trump can't seem to stop talking about his indictment.  — But once he's arraigned, it's “extremely likely” he'll be put under a gag order, one expert said.
Washington Post:
Trump lashes out against New York judge who will hear his criminal case
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’
Wall Street Journal:
How Disney Dodged Ron DeSantis and Kept Control of Its Florida Land  —  'Disney didn't do anything secret' in securing key approvals before governor's new board gained oversight  —  Disney's Special Tax District, Explained  —  Disney's Special Tax District, Explained
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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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
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, KTLA 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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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
Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
This Under-The-Radar Wisconsin Race Has Big Implications For The State's Future  —  Jodi Habush Sinykin, a Democratic state Senate candidate, warns that Wisconsin is at a “tipping point.”  —  MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. ― When Jodi Habush Sinykin, a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin state Senate …
Discussion: The Atlantic
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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.
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
US Department of Justice:
Man Charged with Arson and Possession of a Destructive Device  —  An Ohio man was arrested this morning and charged with one count of malicious use of explosive materials and one count of possessing a destructive device.  —  According to court documents, on March 25, Aimenn D. Penny, 20 …
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
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.
Mark Follman / Mother Jones:
How a Weapon of War Has Worsened the Mass Shootings Epidemic  —  It was a grim but not terribly surprising coincidence.  Last Monday morning, just a few hours after the Washington Post published a new series on the popular semiautomatic rifles known as AR-15s, a suicidal 28-year-old used …
 
 
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