Tag: Constitution

Project Veritas Wants to Have It Both Ways on the Freedom of the Press

How could Project Veritas claim the mantle of press freedom in one case while undermining it elsewhere? Fairly easily, apparently. In a statement obtained by the Times, which reported on its own legal defeat before Wood, O’Keefe suggested that it was The New York Times itself that had somehow violated press freedom. “The paper needs […]

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Hedge Fund CEO Who Bailed Out GameStop Short Seller Bought the Constitution

Thursday night’s failed auction for a rare physical copy of the U.S. Constitution left crypto Twitter in disarray after ConstitutionDAO lost to an initially mysterious buyer for $43.2 million, the highest amount that any document has ever sold for at auction.  Well, we now know who that buyer is: Kenneth Griffin, the hedge fund billionaire […]

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Ted Cruz Says If Texas Secedes, It’s the Democrats’ Fault

Far-right fever dreams about the future of America often lead to some surreal ideas. In recent months, as the balance of power in Washington has swung back to the Democratic Party, dire musings have led some state and local officials to contemplate something that should be unthinkable: whether their states should leave the Union. I […]

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Trump’s Defense Against the January 6 Commission Discovers New Depths of Cynicism

The lawsuit also criticized the Biden administration for giving Congress access to the records, which prompted Trump’s lawsuit in the first place. “Notably, the Biden administration’s waiver of executive privilege is a myopic, [sic] political maneuver designed to maintain the support of its political rivals and is not based on any discernable legal principle,” Trump’s […]

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This Man Lost 20% of His Brain Tissue. Missouri Still Wants to Execute Him.

Ernest Lee Johnson (Image via the Missouri Department of Corrections) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. As a result of having fetal alcohol syndrome and a brain tumor, Ernest Lee Johnson has an IQ around 69, according to various tests. But the state of Missouri plans to execute […]

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The Reconciliation Bill Is About Saving Democracy

Jayapal should stand her ground. However, she also has to recognize that unfortunately, it’s a sad fact that Manchin and Sinema have more leverage than she and the progressives do, because each of them can singlehandedly kill the bill. But she rose to the occasion. She has greatly enhanced her status and reputation, and I […]

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The Trump Lawyer Plotting the Next American Coup

At the end, [Pence] announces that because of the ongoing disputes in the 7 States, there are no electors that can be deemed validly appointed in those States. That means the total number of “electors appointed”—the language of the 12th Amendment—is 454. This reading of the 12th Amendment has also been advanced by Harvard Law […]

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