A Judge Questioned If Jan. 6 Plea Deals Contributed To Republicans Calling The Attack “Legitimate Political Discourse”
It’s not the first time Chief Judge Beryl Howell has questioned prosecutors’ decision to let defendants plead guilty to a petty offense.
Edward Hemenway submitted a letter from a pay-to-certify online community service program that’s barred by some court systems.
Obstructing an official proceeding carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Judges are united so far in greenlighting it in Jan. 6 cases.
The 12-year-old boy’s family had urged DOJ under the Biden administration to reconsider the decision to close the probe, submitting a letter from dozens of legal scholars.
Biden’s Supreme Court Promise Underscores A Reality: Black Women Rarely Get to The Federal Judiciary
Biden pledged to nominate the first Black woman for the US Supreme Court. The rest of the judiciary hasn’t fared much better in representing them or other women of color.
Biden’s Pledge To Nominate A Black Woman Justice Is A Big Test Of The Left’s Organizing Power Around The Courts
Groups that fought Trump’s nominees are hoping to build on that momentum to support what’s expected to be a historic Supreme Court pick by Biden.
Robert Packer admitted to illegally parading in the Capitol, a low-level misdemeanor charge.
Biden has pledged to choose a Black woman as the court’s next justice.
Most defendants continue to plead to misdemeanors, but crimes carrying more potential time behind bars are slowly cropping up.
A trial in the sedition case is set for July. The prosecutor said they’re open to plea talks in the meantime.
Brandon Straka, who founded the #WalkAway campaign and spoke at a “Stop the Steal” rally, will spend three months in home confinement and pay a $5,000 fine.
Former Trump Aide Dan Scavino Tried And Failed To Anonymously Fight A Subpoena For His Phone Records
Scavino filed the lawsuit under his name after a judge rejected his bid to only be known as “Plaintiff.”
The Supreme Court Rejected Trump's Last-Ditch Effort To Stop The Jan. 6 Committee From Getting His Records
Only Justice Clarence Thomas made clear that he would have intervened on Trump’s behalf.
A common theme popping up in violations among those on pretrial release has come from defendants who are reluctant to give up access to firearms.
The case against Rhodes and 10 others is the first sedition case brought in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol.
Trump wants a judge to dismiss three lawsuits seeking to hold him responsible for the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Chief Judge Beryl Howell wrote that approving such a request was not the right way to “commemorate” the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack.
More than 700 people charged, 174 guilty pleas, and 74 sentences. And an unknown number of cases to go. This is where the sprawling legal effort stands one year in.
Judges are figuring out in real time what the consequences should be for storming the Capitol on Jan. 6.
“It has to be made clear that trying to violently overthrow the government … is going to be met with absolutely certain punishment,” Judge Tanya Chutkan said.