January 6

How Two Sentences in the Constitution Rose From Obscurity to Ensnare Donald Trump

It will be the first time in history that the nation’s highest court has heard a case on Section 3, which was used to keep former Confederates from holding government offices.

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Federal Judge Orders January 6 Lawsuits Against Trump to Move Forward

A judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on February 18th that three civil lawsuits aimed at holding former president Donald Trump accountable for the deadly attack on the Capitol can move forward. Trump had sought to dismiss the lawsuits, claiming, in part, that the First Amendment bars the plaintiffs from suing him, and that his conduct was protected because he was a sitting president at the time. 

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