The crux of Mr. Eastman’s defense is that he was simply a lawyer offering advice, and that he was acting in good faith, since he still believes many of the fraud claims that were made. “I’m not backing down… Continue reading
As election-denying secretary of state candidates spouted rhetoric that eroded people’s faith in our free and fair elections, political operatives behind the scenes were raking in the dough.
A new Issue One review
of state campaign finance filings highlights… Continue reading
I spoke to the Democracy Nerd podcast about my Cheap Speech book
and ongoing threats to democracy.
I’m very pleased to announce the Spring 2022 webinar series for UCLA Law’s Safeguarding Democracy Project
. All events are free and online, but require registration. Details:
January 26 – What “Ultra” Can Teach Us About Threats to American Democracy… Continue reading
The Jan. 6
committee spent months gathering stunning new details on how social media companies failed to address the online extremism and calls for violence that precededthe Capitol riot.
The evidence they collected was written up in a 122-page
… Continue reading
for the NYT:
For the past 10 weeks, supporters of the ousted far-right President Jair Bolsonaro had camped outside Brazilian Army headquarters, demanding that the military overturn October’s presidential election. And for the past 10 weeks, the protesters… Continue reading
In the weeks leading up to Sunday’s violent attacks
on Brazil’s Congress and other government buildings, the country’s social media channels surged with calls to attack gas stations, refineries and other infrastructure, as well as for people to… Continue reading
Political action committees affiliated with more than 70 major corporations said they would pause or reconsider donations to those who objected to certifying the results of the 2020 election after the attack on the U.S. Capitol two years… Continue reading
what I posted a couple of weeks ago:
We are just a few weeks shy of the two-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021 insurrection in the United States Capitol, the culmination of a series of events engineered by… Continue reading
Inside Higher Ed
Two years ago today, a group of insurrectionists, whipped into a frenzy by former President Trump’s false rhetoric about a stolen election, waged an attack on the U.S. Capitol, seeking to subvert American democracy. During the… Continue reading
President Biden on Friday will mark the second anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by awarding the Presidential Citizens Medal to a dozen people who resisted efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Mr. Biden will… Continue reading
The investigation into the storming of the Capitol is, by any measure, the biggest criminal inquiry in the Justice Department’s 153-year history.
And even two years after Jan. 6, 2021, it is only getting bigger.
In chasing leads and… Continue reading
Salt Lake Tribune:
Utah Sen. Mike Lee often describes his political ideology as strict adherence to the U.S. Constitution.
Transcripts, documents, text messages and the final report from the House Jan. 6th Committee show Lee actively tried to keep Donald… Continue reading
New documents from the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol suggest Sen. Ron Johnson told the chairman of the state Republican Party a month after the 2020 election that the GOP-controlled… Continue reading