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Florida-Based Liberty Counsel Claims Its Actions Will ‘Prevent Irreparable Harm to Cherished Liberties’

Florida-based anti-LGBT Christian law firm Liberty Counsel, which infamously represented Kim Davis last year, is now threatening to sue a New Jersey public high school district that is considering allowing transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms and play sports on teams that correspond to their gender identity.

Liberty Counsel, which has also offered to defend North Carolina‘s unconstitutional anti-LGBT law, HB2, sent a letter to the Pascack Valley Regional High School District claiming its intervention is necessary to “prevent irreparable harm to cherished liberties,” The Record reports.

Schools Superintendent P. Erik Gundersen called “a threat,” and accused Liberty Counsel of having a “particular bias.” The Record adds that “school district attorneys assured him the proposed policy is on firm legal ground.”

Some parents have expressed concern over the proposed policy, and the Board of Education tabled a February 22 vote to allow further discussion. There is a school board meeting Monday afternoon, and a scheduled vote the following week.

The proposed policy also states “the school and district staff shall address the student by the name and pronoun corresponding to the student’s gender identity that is consistently asserted at school.” The Record reports Liberty Counsel’s letter claims “teachers ‘who have religious convictions about telling the truth’ should not be forced to call a person who was born male ‘she’ because ‘it is a lie.'”

Liberty Counsel has a less-than stellar record for truth telling. The group’s chairman, Mat Staver, last year falsely claimed 100,000 Christians in Peru attended a prayer rally for Kim Davis. Staver even provided a photograph that he falsely claimed was the Davis prayer rally. He was later forced to retract his claims.

Liberty Counsel, which apears on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of anti-gay hate groups, was contacted about the proposed policy by the head of the New Jersey chapter of the Eagle Forum, Carolee Adams. The Eagle Forum is a decades-old far-right wing group founded by anti-feminist activist Phyllis Schlafly.

 

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‘Smoking Gun’: Nicolle Wallace Says New Evidence Spells Trouble for Trump and ‘Coup Accomplices’

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Friday offered her analysis after a bombshell new report by The New York Times detailing former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

“On December 27, 2020 — just 11 days before his supporters would storm the U.S. Capitol with the stated goal of hanging Mike Pence and disrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s win, Donald Trump engaged in an insurrection of his own, calling the acting attorney general of the United States and directing him to declare the election corrupt and then, ‘leave the rest to me,'” Wallace reported.

She then went over DOJ officials’ notes in which the document how Trump asked them to declare the 2020 election “corrupt” as a pretext for staying in power.

“The notes pointing to Trump’s perceived coup accomplices are now in the hands of those members’ peers in the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which is investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn his defeat,” she explained. “The notes also illuminate a well worn theme of the Trump presidency, the ex-president’s imperviousness to facts.”

Wallace interviewed former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman, who teaches law and is a legal columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

Litman said, “it couldn’t have been more flagrantly improper. The exact thing the Department of Justice never can do is simply announce something corrupt without taking action, they must file a lawsuit based on evidence.”

“This is going to be amplified and a lot more where this came from,” Litman predicted.

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‘Planning to Foment a Coup’: Legal Experts Say Trump Pressuring DOJ Shows ‘Intent to Overthrow Government’

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Legal experts are cautiously weighing in on the bombshell news out of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee and The New York Times revealing how the former president, Donald Trump, pressured top DOJ officials to declare the election “corrupt” and help him overturn it.

NBC News and MSNBC Legal Analyst Glenn Kirschner, a former fed prosecutor, calls Trump pressuring the DOJ “evidence of an intent to overthrow the government,” and asks what more will it take for him to be indicted.

Constitutional law scholar, University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University Laurence Tribe says this is “part of a pattern showing Trump’s criminal planning to foment a coup”:

Noted attorney George Conway, who turned down a position of solicitor general in the Trump administration says Trump “should be prosecuted”:

Law Professor and former Bush chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter:

Condé Nast Legal Affairs Editor Luke Zaleski sums it all up and concludes: “Trump is guilty. He tried to overthrow the government.”

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DOJ Says Trump’s Tax Returns Must Be Handed Over to Congress

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The U.S. Dept. of Justice has just announced the tax returns of former president Donald Trump can and must be turned over to Congress.

“The Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has invoked sufficient reasons for requesting the former President’s tax information. Under section 6103(f )(1), Treasury must furnish the information to the Committee,” a published 39-page DOJ opinion dated Friday reads.

It adds: “we conclude that the Secretary must comply with the Ways and Means Committee’s June 16, 2021 request pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 6103(f)(1) to furnish the Committee with the specified tax returns and related tax information.”

“The decision comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court said that Trump’s tax returns and other financial records had to be turned over by his longtime accountants to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., because of a subpoena issued as part of Vance’s criminal probe of the Trump Organization,” according to CNBC.

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

 

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