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The January 6 Project

Justice Thomas Temporarily Blocks Sen. Graham’s Testimony in Fulton County

Justice Clarence Thomas issued an administrative stay of the 11th Circuit Court’s order forcing Sen. Lindsey Graham to testify before the Fulton County Special Grand Jury investigating the alleged attempts of former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

The January 6 Project

11th Circuit Rejects Graham’s Bid to Avoid Testifying Before Fulton County Special Grand Jury

The 11th Circuit panel rejected Graham’s emergency motion to stay an Aug. 19 district court order requiring him to testify before the Fulton County Special Grand Jury, finding that Graham’s claims of total immunity under the Speech or Debate Clause were invalid.

Executive Power

Senator Graham’s Proposed Return to the Independent Counsel Statute and the Problem of Impeachment Anxiety Syndrome

As Congress begins to respond more forcefully to Donald Trump’s excesses, a new proposal is taking shape: legislation to limit the president’s capacity to fire the special counsel. Lindsay Graham appears to be leading this charge, working with Cory Booker and others, and they plan to introduce a bill this week. The details are so far limited.

Supreme Court

A Precedent for Democrats on the Classy Way to Handle Neil Gorsuch

Neil Gorsuch is an eminent jurist who is undoubtedly qualified to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. So too is Merrick Garland. In the law of the jungle that now governs the confirmation process, where principle is absent and power politics alone is what matters, Gorsuch will likely make it to the Supreme Court for the same reason that Garland did not: The Republicans controlled the Senate last year when Obama was President, and continue to control it now when Trump is President. Elections have consequences and the Democrats lost the key ones.

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