The innocent bystanders most significantly impacted from a likely geofence warrant obtained from Google in conjunction with the January 6 riot are most likely journalists, because they had legal reason to be present but may not, yet, be excluded from investigative databases.
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In an opinion ordering pre-trial detention for Proud Boy William Chrestman, Chief DC Judge Beryl Howell lays out a framework that the DC District judges might use to establish some consistency in they way they review detention decisions -- including the claim that Trump invited defendants to break the law.
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Merrick Garland will be confirmed without cowing to Republican efforts to equate their own assault on the Constitution with political protest. But such efforts will intensify after he assumes office, particularly if Durham fails to find the crimes that really don't exist and as DOJ gets closer to Trump or members of Congress.
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In a bid to have his bail reconsidered, Proud Boy Domonic Pezzola guessed that a key government witness against him was the guy who recruited him into the Proud Boys. According to the government, Pezzola guess wrong. Along the way, Pezzola gave the government the opportunity to describe his actions as terrorism.
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The government has shown Oath Keeper Jessica Watkins planned and trained a cell to fight Joe Biden's government starting even before the election. Watkins herself has now shown that the Secret Service told her to take off her tactical gear when entering a secured area, but put that gear back on to enter a different secured area. The government has now shown she doubled down on her allegiance to the Oath Keepers after the destruction of the insurrection became clear.
We'll see later today whether that's sufficient cause to label someone a terrorist.
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The SJC hearing is on the major cable channels and CSPAN. Streaming everywhere too I assume. It is really good viewing, as these things go. Yes, Ted Cruz came across as applicant to replace Sean Hannity. Yes Chris Coons preened for the cameras.…
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The government is staking pre-trial detention claims of some of the January 6 insurrectionists on the damage done to the Capitol. But not all the most dangerous insurrectionists had ties to the broken windows and doors.
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Jessica Watkins says she shouldn't be detained because her trained militia got to the Capitol after its doors had already been badly damaged. But in the process, she admits she was supposed to be the military guard for people attempting to overturn the legitimate results of the election.
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Now two weekends post Super Bowl. F1 is quietly gearing up, though there is nothin overly interesting until March 26-28, and it is now somehow in the authoritarian hellhole of Bahrain, where F1 should not even be, instead of Australia. So there…
In a bid to avoid pre-trial detention, alleged Proud Boys "cell leader" William Chrestman argues that his successful obstruction is not like that of organized crime because it came with the sanction of the President.
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