January 6

Kavanaugh protesters violate federal law

Featured image Dozens of protesters have carried through on their threat to demonstrate at the home of Justice Kavanaugh because of his vote in the case challenging Texas’ anti-abortion bill. Newsweek reports: Around 50 to 60 people gathered outside Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, holding placards demanding that he resign and protesting against the new restrictive abortion law. . . . The demonstration was largely peaceful and no arrests were made. . »

Judges question constitutionality of felony charge against Jan. 6 defendants

Featured image If Code Pink demonstrators start screaming during a congressional hearing, should they be charged with a felony and sentenced to 20 years in prison? They have not been, and as much as I dislike Code Pink, they should not be. Thirty days in the hole seems like a sufficient sentence. But the federal statute that criminalizes “obstructing an official proceeding” of Congress makes such obstruction a felony punishable by up »

Regarding the shooting of Ashli Babbitt

Featured image Jonathan Turley, a liberal law professor and criminal defense lawyer, became a hero to some conservatives by virtue of his well-argued articles opposing both impeachments of Donald Trump. In Turley’s latest piece, he comes down hard on Michael Byrd, the police officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt on January 6. I don’t think Turley makes much of a case that Byrd’s actions were unjustified. He starts off on the »

Capitol police officer defends his shooting of Babbitt

Featured image Last week, Michael Byrd, the Capitol police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt on January 6, was exonerated following an internal investigation. Previously, the Justice Department had decided not to bring charges against Byrd. Now that he has been cleared, Byrd, whose identity had been protected (albeit ineffectively), has come forward to defend his shooting of Babbitt. According to Byrd, he shot Babbitt as a last resort when she attempted »

DOJ warnings to protect Capitol were ignored. Why?

Featured image Did FBI leaders want Trump supporters to attack the Capitol? Did the leaders of the Capitol police want this? I can’t say they did. What I can say is that the FBI was long concerned about the possibility of post-election violence, and that throughout the Justice Department there was grave concern about that possibility on January 6. Yet, neither the FBI nor the Capitol police did anything to prevent the »