Attack on the Capitol
The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court

Rulings Open New Frontier for Insurrection Claims Against State, Local Officials

The move came on the heels of an expedited high-court ruling that Section 3 can’t be used against federal officials or candidates until Congress writes a law.

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"Cowboys for Trump" New Mexico at Federal Court for sentencing for role in Capitol riot on Jan 6

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal by County Commissioner Banned for Jan. 6 Insurrection

The outcome of the case could bolster efforts to hold other state and local elected officials accountable for their involvement in the Jan. 6 attack.

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Pro-Trump protesters storm the U.S. Capitol

Writer for Conservative Media Outlet Surrenders To Face Capitol Riot Charges

The lawyer said the defense will argue that this is a case of selective prosecution and that the journalist has been charged because he is a conservative writer.

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump campaigns in Derry, New Hampshire

Massachusetts Voters Become Latest To Try and Keep Trump off Ballot Over Jan. 6 Attack

Officials in Colorado and Maine have already banned Trump’s name from primary election ballots, and the Supreme Court has agreed to take up Trump's appeal.

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Trump Appeals Maine Ruling Barring Him From Ballot Under Insurrection Clause

Trump’s lawyers contend that the oath for the top office isn’t to “support” the Constitution but instead to “preserve, protect and defend” it.

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The social media platforms Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and LinkedIn.

As Social Media Guardrails Fade, Experts Warn of Impacts on Elections

Many Americans, egged on by former President Donald Trump, have continued to push the unsupported idea that elections throughout the U.S. can’t be trusted.

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Actor Alec Baldwin in New York

Family of Marine Killed In Afghanistan Fails To Win Lawsuit Against Alec Baldwin

The lawsuit alleged Baldwin exposed the family to a flood of social media hatred in 2022 by claiming on Instagram the Marine was an “insurrectionist."

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Does the First Amendment Protect Trump on Incitement to Riot?

On January 6th, President Donald Trump held a rally near the White House and urged his supporters to march on the Capitol where members of Congress were certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. “We’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you,” he said. “You’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.”There is no doubt that Trump’s speech was inappropriate, imprudent, rash, offensive, and even repugnant. But, it is more difficult to determine whether Trump’s comments constitute incitement to imminent lawless action, a type of speech not protected by the First Amendment.

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