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May 24th, 2024 - 10:11 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Capitol rioter gets 12 years from Trump-appointed judge

Federal Judge Trevor McFadden (bio here), a Trump appointee, sentenced Christopher Quaglin (photo, left), a New Jersey electrician, to 12 years in prison for his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol insurrection. Quaglin didn’t help himself by mouthing off to the judge and expressin[...]

May 21st, 2024 - 1:02 am § in Law and Courts

Are you safe if the sheriff is crazy?

Calvin Hayden (photo, left) is a Kansas sheriff, the chief law enforcement officer of Johnson County. That county is no backwater. It’s part of the Kansas City metro area, and Kansas’ most heavily populated county. Its sheriff’s department employs nearly 500 deputies. But the sheri[...]

June 20th, 2023 - 7:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

John Eastman’s disbarment hearing begins

He’s the Trump lawyer behind the fake electors scheme and author of the so-called “coup memo” (details here). That got him fired from a teaching job at a Colorado law school; and now the state bar of California, where he’s licensed and has a practice, is seeking to disbar him[...]

June 14th, 2023 - 1:50 am § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake doesn’t know history

Kari Lake, who lost a race for Arizona governor in 2022, partly because 30,000 Republicans voted against her (see details here), is one of America’s most strident election deniers after Trump himself. A British reporter for Australia’s Sky News who disputed her assertion that American el[...]

May 26th, 2023 - 3:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Oath Keepers sentences

Leading figures in the Oath Keepers, a rightwing paramilitary group (details here), are getting the longest Capitol riot sentences so far. It seems pretty clear federal courts consider the group revolutionaries. But their sentences for Jan. 6 crimes also reflect judges’ reaction to advance pla[...]

May 18th, 2023 - 3:18 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Ashli Babbitt’s mother is a nutcase

Losing a child is heartbreaking, and grieving parents don’t hurt less if their child was a criminal. Ashli Babbitt was committing a felony when she attacked the final thin line of police defending members of Congress sheltering a few feet away. Subsequent investigations exonerated the cop who [...]

March 18th, 2023 - 2:37 am § in Politics, Republicans

They can believe whatever they like, but they can’t have our elections

America is a free country where people, if they wish, can believe the earth is 6,000 years old (or flat, if they prefer), climate change is a hoax, and elephants fly. They can also believe rigged voting machines stole the 2020 election from Trump and all the other lies Fox puts on the air to [&helli[...]

March 17th, 2023 - 1:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Zip-tie rioter gets measly 2 years

Larry Brock, 55, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel from Texas, is one of two Capitol rioters seen with zip-tie handcuffs in the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. (See photo at left.) He entered the Capitol Building decked out in combat gear. On Friday, March 17, 2023, a fede[...]

March 12th, 2023 - 11:49 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Pence didn’t suddenly find religion

Ex-vice president Mike Pence is finally criticizing Trump. You know, Trump, the guy who incited a mob to chant “hang Mike Pence!” On Saturday, March 11, 2023, Pence declaimed, “‚ÄúPresident Trump was wrong, I had no right to overturn the election. And his reckless words endangered [...]

March 9th, 2023 - 12:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Trump election lawyer censured

Colorado lawyer Jenna Ellis was a member of the “elite strike force team” of lawyers led by Rudy Giuliani (details here) that tried to overturn Trump’s 2020 election loss with dodgy legal tactics. In her home state, Ellis was accused of violating professional ethics by participatin[...]