US constitution and civil liberties

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Thaddeus Stevens review: the Radical Republican America should remember
There’s more to the 19th-century reformer than Tommy Lee Jones’s portrayal for Spielberg. Bruce Levine’s book is a start

John S Gardner

28, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Jamie Raskin derides 'explosive and deranged' tactics of Trump lawyers
Democrat who led impeachment tells Washington Post it was ‘good and terrible’ to watch Mitch McConnell tear into Trump

Tom McCarthy and Martin Pengelly

15, Feb, 2021 @7:16 PM

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For Trump, V is for victory – while his lawyers flick a V-sign our way | Richard Wolffe
Last year, Michael van der Veen sued Trump for claiming voter fraud. On Friday, he helped present an insult to US democracy

Richard Wolffe

13, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'This is not justice': supreme court liberals slam Trump's federal executions
Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer issue stinging dissents after Dustin Higgs becomes 13th and last inmate killed by administration

Richard Luscombe

16, Jan, 2021 @10:47 PM

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US Capitol attack: Trump impeachment looms as Republicans ponder his fate
President shapes legal team amid calls to quit from Democrats and own party, as arrests over riot continue

Richard Luscombe in Miami and Martin Pengelly in New York

10, Jan, 2021 @8:23 PM

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Saving Justice review: how Trump's Eye of Sauron burned everything – including James Comey
With the storming of the Capitol, the fired FBI director’s earnest attempt to help America recover has been overtaken by events

Lloyd Green

10, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Trump Twitter: Republicans and Democrats split over freedom of speech
Allies of president claim company restricted free speech but opponents say suspension was long overdue

Lauren Aratani in New York

09, Jan, 2021 @8:45 PM

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After Trump review: a provocative case for reform by Biden and beyond
Jack Goldsmith and Bob Bauer, a Republican and a Democrat, consider how to mend a broken government

John S Gardner

13, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Trump has tested the limits of the US constitution – but it's still holding | Simon Jenkins
The fact that the president cannot hold on to power shows the checks and balances are working, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

23, Nov, 2020 @3:48 PM

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'They won't be able to do anything about this': McConnell revels in Barrett supreme court vote
Senate leader alludes to Republicans’ likely election defeat as Democrats blast Pence for plan to preside despite Covid tests

Guardian staff and agencies

25, Oct, 2020 @7:43 PM

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'Power grab': how Republican hardball gave us Amy Coney Barrett
Confirmation of a sixth conservative on the nine-member court is due on Monday, the result of ruthless Republican politics

David Smith in Washington

25, Oct, 2020 @6:49 AM

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Trump assaulted American democracy – here's how Democrats can save it | Robert Reich
Amy Coney Barrett is heading for confirmation but supreme court and Senate reform is possible if Biden wins and acts fast

Robert Reich

25, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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