By Dakota S. Rudesill Responsibility for the seditious violent attack on the United States Congress of Jan. 6, 2021, rests with serious afflictions within our civic culture, with a series of costly errors regarding the security of the Capitol, and with then-President Donald Trump’s mendacious inspiration, assembly, and direction of a massive, frenzied, armed mob… Continue reading Taking Congress and the Capitol Seriously as National Security Institutions
By Sudha Setty On January 6, 2021, a group overwhelmingly comprised of white supporters of President Trump engaged in extraordinary violence against people and property at the U.S. Capitol. In the weeks since those attacks, many terms have been deployed by politicians, the media, legal commentators, and legal academics to describe the events: riots, insurrection,… Continue reading The January 6, 2021, Capitol Riots: Resisting Calls for More Terrorism Laws
By John Cary Sims Those preparing bar examination questions, and law school professors writing questions for their students in Constitutional Law or First Amendment Law, often create a fictional scene in which a speaker exhorts (or perhaps berates) a described group of listeners who are gathered in a certain place under stated circumstances. While sometimes… Continue reading Will Brandenburg Provide Protection for Donald Trump in the Second Impeachment Trial?