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A Justice Department Show of Force in the Mar-a-Lago Case

Scott R. Anderson, Quinta Jurecic and Benjamin Wittes Lawfareblog
The DOJ's blistering response to Trump's request for a Special Master shows a high level of confidence about the law being on the government’s side and the damning nature of the evidence. It also shows that there’s work yet to be done.

The Redacted Affidavit: More Evidence v. Trump

Andrew Weissmann New York Times
The redacted affidavit is further proof that Mr. Trump’s flouting of criminal statutes persisted for a long time and gives every appearance of being intentional.

DoJ: Rioters Aimed to 'Capture and Assassinate' Lawmakers

Elliot Hannon Slate
In a court filing late Thursday, the DoJ laid out the goal of the attack in uniquely stark terms: “the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government."

Media Bits and Bytes - November 5, 2019

Political Ads on Social Media * Tech Workers vs ICE * Facial Recognition Lawsuit * NYT Normalizes Trump * Indian American Press Joins MSM * Feds Investigate TikTok * Cryptocurrency from Russia

Smooth-Talking Jeff Sessions Can't Hide Disturbing Record

Marjorie Cohn Truthout
1,424 law professors from 180 different schools in 49 states (Alaska doesn't have a law school), including this writer, signed a letter to Senators Charles Grassley and Dianne Feinstein of the Senate Judiciary Committee, stating, "Nothing in Senator Sessions' public life since 1986 has convinced us that he is a different man than the 39-year-old attorney who was deemed too racially insensitive to be a federal district court judge."

The Storm Is Over

Kathy Kelly teleSUR
A glimpse into life in Atwood Hall in Lexington, Kentucky's federal prison where peace activist Kathy Kelly is currently incarcerated for her participation in an anti-drone protest.
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