In Louisiana, a dark turn after the Roe wars portends danger
A new development in Louisiana shows why this issue is urgent and how it is another major conflict that defines afterRoe in the world. It refers to a lawsuit by women’s health care groups to stop Louisiana’s “threshold laws” that immediately criminalized abortion Roe is overturned.
Many health care providers in Louisiana just applied testimonies case, describing why trigger laws are such a threat. Affidavits filed Tuesday morning allege the state has passed multiple trigger laws, creating a confusing directive for health care providers that is too vague to initiate.
January 6 hearings to examine the role extremist groups, the White House played in the attack on the Capitol
Upcoming public hearings likely to focus on links between extremist groups and associates of Donald Trump
The House Select Committee, which is investigating January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol its probe is expected to have two overlapping regions in the following hearings: the extremist groups involved in the attack and a minute-by-minute account of what happened at the White House that day.
The Committee in its previous hearings is primarily focused on efforts former president Donald Trump and his allies cancel the 2020 presidential election putting pressure on then-Vice President Mike Pence, senior Justice Department officials and government officials perform actions which would reverse the results.
In the coming weeks, the committee will focus on January 6 itself and the accused extremist groups planned and executed the attack on Congress as it convened to count Electoral College votes, committee members said. Members of two of these groups, proud boys and Ooth Keepers, both far-right organisations, charges have been filed with seditious conspiracy in federal courts. Most have pleaded not guilty.
Despite the criticism, Trump’s legal team is thriving
Their claims were dismissed as frivolous, but many lawyers have never faced discipline and have found new business as MAGA lawyers.
In all, at least 16 attorneys who represented plaintiffs in five federal lawsuits promoting Trump’s frivolous election fraud claims in the key battleground states of Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin and Arizona remain in good standing or have no records of disciplinary action with their respective bar associations or licensure. institutions, according to a POLITICO review.
Fourteen of them have since engaged in additional work to support election fraud conspiracies or conspirators behind Trump’s bid to stay in power despite losing the election to President Joe Biden. Among them is the defense of the accused on January 6 rebels, advise partisan election “audits” or participate in advocacy or litigation, casting doubt on the integrity of popular elections, POLITICO found.
Doug Mastriano’s Election and Takeover Plan
Stop the Steal is just a pretense to take control.
These are just the highlights of what Mastriano has done in the past. But what about the future? People like Mastriano will never allow Donald Trump to lose in the 2020 election. If anything, Trump’s “Stop the Stealing” lie is a pretext for actions designed to ensure MAGA types win the next election.
How will they do it? Well, Mastriano has some ideas. (Just more so than hiring Trump’s throne-sniffing husband Jenna Ellis as his legal counsel.)
Although Mastriano avoids scrutiny by blocking typical media interviews, some with help from his rebel-friendly friends, he doesn’t hesitate to talk about his plans when he feels comfortable. Put these pieces together and it shows that Mastriano has a pretty well-thought-out plan to take over the election.
His platform includes:
- ease restrictions on poll watchers to make it easier to challenge votes;
- repeals postal voting laws;
- The appointment of a 2020 election denier to the post of Secretary of State, which could allow him to inspect every voting machine “with the stroke of a pen”;
- forcing all Pennsylvania voters to re-register; and
- Indemnification of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
The rumblings of 2024 are coming to 2022, from Newsom vs. DeSantis to a Trump-Biden rematch.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat who won his party’s primary last week, said in a statement Monday that “grief will not bring the victims back, and prayers alone will not stop the horrors of rampant gun violence in our country.”
His Republican challenger, Trump-backed state Sen. Darren Bailey, called the state legislature into special session. Bailey once supported the now-failed resolution that would have separated Chicago from the rest of Illinois.
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How much will the state abortion police pay?
In addition to destroying privacy and criminalizing women’s health, it’s a waste of money.
For now, the “War on Abortion” will be led and paid for by state governments. Some states, most notoriously Texas, already do Dobbs decision. Most importantly, the state created so-called alternatives to abortion program in 2006. Through the program, Texas state government is currently sending $100 million in taxpayer dollars to Christian anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” that use deceptive tactics to dissuade pregnant women from getting abortions. Until 2017, neither lawmakers nor the general public could access even basic information about what these crisis pregnancy centers were doing with taxpayer money. In addition, specific data on pregnancy, abortion, and overall patient well-being related to these centers remain unclear. What is the The budget for Alternatives to Abortion in Texas is known to grow as a percentage of the total budget each year. As a University of Texas law student named Audrey Gove pointed out In 2020, while COVID slashed the Texas state budget for social spending, the Alternatives to Abortion program was left untouched.
Texas is the also spent millions of dollars in abortion-related legal fees in recent years.
7 things we’ve learned so far from the January 6 hearing
With at least two more auditions, there are more surprises to come.
Trump knew he had lost
Abundant testimony shows that even after senior administration and campaign aides agreed and directly told Trump that he had lost the election, he continued to publicly claim that it was stolen or rigged.
The Electoral Defense Fund was a ‘huge scam’
The Trump campaign raised at least $250 million from supporters who claimed the money was to be used for an “election defense fund” to prove the election was stolen through voter fraud. But committee member Zoe Lofgren of California said “a big lie was also a big trick.”