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January 31, 2023

James Comer (R) Recognizes Jamie Raskin (D) as He Battles Cancer

House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) recognizes Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) for attending the hearing after being diagnosed with cancer: “We’re all rooting for you. We know that you’re gonna win this battle.”

Raskin then gets a round of applause at the hearing.

January 31, 2023

At the Supreme Court, Ethics Questions Over a Spouse's Business Ties

Source: NYT

The chief justice’s wife, Jane Sullivan Roberts, has made millions in her career recruiting lawyers to prominent law firms, some of which have business before the court. Now, a letter sent to Congress claims that may present a conflict of interest.

After Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the Supreme Court, his wife, Jane Sullivan Roberts, gave up her career as a law firm partner to become a high-end legal recruiter in an effort to alleviate potential conflicts of interest. Mrs. Roberts later recalled in an interview that her husband’s job made it “awkward to be practicing law in the firm.”

Now, a former colleague of Mrs. Roberts has raised concerns that her recruiting work poses potential ethics issues for the chief justice. Seeking an inquiry, the ex-colleague has provided records to the Justice Department and Congress indicating Mrs. Roberts has been paid millions of dollars in commissions for placing lawyers at firms — some of which have business before the Supreme Court, according to a letter obtained by The New York Times.

In his letter last month, Kendal Price, a 66-year-old Boston lawyer, argued that the justices should be required to disclose more information about their spouses’ work. He did not cite specific Supreme Court decisions, but said he was worried that a financial relationship with law firms arguing before the court could affect justices’ impartiality or at least give the appearance of doing so.

“I do believe that litigants in U.S. courts, and especially the Supreme Court, deserve to know if their judges’ households are receiving six-figure payments from the law firms,” Mr. Price wrote.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/31/us/john-roberts-jane-sullivan-roberts.html

January 31, 2023

Michigan House votes 56-53 to approve bill moving Michigan's presidential to Feb. 27.

JUST NOW: The Michigan House approves a bill, 56-53, to move up the state's presidential primary to Feb. 27, 2024, which would make the state fifth in line to vote for the Democratic nominee for president.

January 31, 2023

Trump issues another education position: "As part of our new credentialing body for teachers..."

Trump issues another education position: “As part of our new credentialing body for teachers, we will promote positive education about the nuclear family, the role of mothers & fathers, and celebrating rather than erasing the things that make men & women different & unique.”


January 31, 2023

BREAKING: NYAG Tish James has asked for a pre-motion hearing to consider SANCTIONS against Donald...

BREAKING: NYAG Tish James has asked for a pre-motion hearing to consider SANCTIONS against Donald trump AND his children to remedy his LIES in response to her civil suit against them.

January 31, 2023

Former President Donald Trump takes Fifth more than 400 times in deposition, per video obtained by..

Former President Donald Trump takes Fifth more than 400 times in deposition, per video obtained by @KaraScannell, saying he will decline "to answer the questions under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen under the United States Constitution."

January 31, 2023

Teen Gets 11 Years for Neo-Nazi Videos That Inspired Racist Buffalo Mass Shooting

Source: Vice

A U.K. teenager has been sentenced to 11 and a half years behind bars for creating racist content that was heavily referenced by the neo-Nazi who live-streamed himself murdering Black people in a Buffalo grocery store.

Daniel John Harris, 19, will spend the next decade behind bars for creating neo-Nazi video propaganda that pushed for terrorism. Harris and his work were referenced at least seven times by the shooter who live-streamed himself murdering ten people during a mass shooting at a grocery store in May 2022. It was also alleged that the man who shot up a gay nightclub in Colorado, killing five and injuring 17, consumed them.

Harris was arrested on May 16, 2022, two days after the Buffalo attack, and was found guilty in December. He was sentenced late last week. It’s further evidence of the transnational and deadly nature of the modern white supremacy movement and how difficult it can be for law enforcement.

Harris' videos were directly referenced by the Buffalo mass murderer in the lengthy diary he kept in the days leading up to the mass shooting. At one point in the shooter's online diary, he wrote “Shout out to (Harris’ online name,) thank you for your service.”

Read more: https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7zxkd/buffalo-shooting-neo-nazi-video-uk

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