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Justice Thomas Briefly Shields Graham From Georgia Elections Inquiry Subpoena

WASHINGTON — Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday temporarily shielded Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, from having to answer questions from a special grand jury in Georgia investigating efforts to overturn former President Donald J. Trump’s election loss in the state.Justice Thomas’s brief order was an “administrative stay,” meant to give the court some breathing room to weigh the senator’s emergency application asking...

Hey, New Yorkers: Meet Your Neighborhood’s New Congressional District

All 50 states drew new congressional districts this year, but almost nowhere has the process been as contentious — or consequential — as in New York. Democrats here once hoped to tilt the playing field in their favor, but after a Republican lawsuit and a court decision, the state ended up with a more neutral map for...

How Election Lies Took Over the Republican Ticket Nationwide

Hundreds of Republican midterm candidates have questioned or spread misinformation about the 2020 election. Hundreds of Republican midterm candidates have questioned or spread misinformation about the 2020 election. Together they represent a...

Justice Jackson Joins the Supreme Court, and the Debate Over Originalism

WASHINGTON — At her confirmation hearings in March, Ketanji Brown Jackson declared herself to be an originalist, meaning, she explained, that she would interpret the Constitution based on how it was understood at the time it was adopted.“I look at the text to determine what it meant to those who drafted it,” she said.Conservatives were pleased she had said this, but some wondered whether...

How Trump Deflected Demands for Documents, Enmeshing Aides

Still, Mr. Trump returned no boxes.By the fall, Mr. Stern was growing increasingly frustrated and dealing with Alex Cannon, a lawyer who had worked for the Trump Organization, the 2020 campaign and then Mr. Trump’s political action committee. Mr. Cannon had also been involved in responding to requests for documents from the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.In a...
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