Where the purpose of the publication is the dissemination of news, the constitutional protections of speech and press must be paramount.
The legal case against the pair will turn on what the element of “duty” means to the New Mexico jury.
After showing America how not to pick a Speaker, Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) now shows America how not to design the rules of the House.
The issue is how to get Santos out of Congress, assuming he chooses not to resign.
Leaking the draft violated the traditions of the Court. It also may have been a criminal offense.
Alvin Bragg can redeem himself and go down in history as a prosecutor for the ages, leaving Garland and Ellis trailing in the dust.
The key thing is to avoid delay; and, as noted, both Garland and Smith have promised that Smith will proceed expeditiously.
Merrick Garland has already gone too close to the tipping point to turn back and shed the case.
You will see a House where the shrillest voices of Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Jim Jordan carry the day, and where the hard right is increasingly influential.
The independent state legislature doctrine is a theory that lacks any support in the history, text or architecture of the Constitution.