The Supreme Court has an important role to play in restoring the people’s faith in our elections, although it cannot do it alone. The Court’s stated reason for turning down the case brought by Texas against Pennsylvania and other swing states was its ruling that one state has no “judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections.” That should go down in history as one of the dumbest things the Court ever said, right up there with “separate but equal” as a justification for racial segregation or “three generations of imbeciles is enough” as a justification for mandatory sterilization. 8. The largest post-civil rights movement pr… We apologise for any inconvenience caused but are excited to bring you a host of new commenting features very soon. The answer is a simple if inconvenient truth: until December 31, 2020, I was affiliated with a law firm that represents the Biden campaign on various issues and although I was not involved personally in that representation, I was not free to speak my mind until now. The violence sparked by a pro-Trump mob that clashed with police and stormed the U.S. Capitol caused a lockdown and resulted in four deaths: A … The potential “solution” is for the Court to come in after Joe Biden has been inaugurated and declare what are and are not permissible election practices for the future. Boston: Riots and looting broke out in Boston following the death of George Floyd in late May and early June, and included police vehicles being set ablaze, according to Boston 25. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani both mistakenly made calls to Republican Sen. Mike Lee as deadly riots were unfolding at … A personal postscript: A few readers may wonder why I waited until now to address what is possibly the most important legal issue of my lifetime, the disputed presidential election of 2020. The Mainstream Media’s Embarrassing Biden Lovefest, believe that the last presidential election was unfair, stated reason for turning down the case brought, context was a case challenging a Georgia law. Regardless of how one feels about Mr. Trump, his role is now history. That is because the Constitution gives the power to decide on the “manner of selection” of presidential electors to the state legislatures. We had riots for people killed by cops who shot at the cops first. Videos from the riot show that some of the first individuals to attack the fence and get into fist fights with police were dressed mostly in black. If the Supreme Court is so concerned about preserving its own power and legitimacy that it doesn’t get involved, what will happen? The commission found that in the 1967 riots, 83 people were killed and 1,800 injured, most of them African-American, and property valued at more than … The Court was essentially saying that one team has no interest in whether the other team is cheating. Contee said that 56 officers were injured after being beaten or tazed repeatedly. WASHINGTON, D.C.—A Capitol Police officer hurt while trying to defend the seat of the United States government from pro-Trump rioters died late … In some sense, it was more important that the Court hear the case and rule on the issues than how it ruled. From stealing an election to vilifying a sitting President, the left hasn’t stopped harassing Trump and his followers. Police tweeted the graphic video that … By this standard, Trump’s inflammatory statements urging the then mostly peaceful protestors to go up to Capitol Hill and “fight” probably were the proximate cause of the riot. During the war, Lincoln abused his presidential powers. President Trump helped provoke the swarms of his supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor. Protests: The footage of the beating sparked protests in Los Angeles, but after the officers were acquitted , they turned more violent. An estimated 30 people have died after supposedly “peaceful” protests erupted across the nation after George Floyd’s death on May 25. A DC judge banned Mr Tarrio from entering the District. You really are ignorant. The reason that the Supreme Court often disappoints by showing up late to a heated controversy is because its power is really quite limited and amounts to only its fragile moral authority. The great legal scholar who taught me constitutional law, the late Alexander Bickel, famously catalogued the prudential reasons that the Court often ducks controversial issues, which he called “the passive virtues.” The conservative majority on the Court today is concerned primarily about “judicial restraint” of activist judges and has taken Bickel’s lessons to heart — perhaps too much so. Capitol Hill riots — which led to the deaths of four people, were incited by President Donald Trump's anti-Democratic rants and ushered in by an absentee police force — … "God bless America and all her patriots.". I think the Supreme Court would be a better forum [than the Congress] for resolving those issues.”. Atlanta. Injuries were also widespread and gruesome. Protests erupted in August following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man shot multiple times in Kenosha while three of his children looked on. There were … Hunter Biden Cashed In to Fuel His Drug and Sex Habits, Targeting People With Mental Illness and Dementia for Euthanasia. Sociologists call this a “blood feud,” in which both sides start retaliating for what they see as past abuses by the other side. /**/. By this standard, Trump’s inflammatory statements urging the then mostly peaceful protestors to go up to Capitol Hill and “fight” probably were the proximate cause of the riot. Perhaps the Court will eventually rise to the occasion and try to restore regular order to our elections after the current controversy has simmered down. In video footage aired on CNN, a buoyant young man mentions that somewhere inside the Capitol had been dubbed the “weed room,” as if the riot were just a rowdy house party. Looks like they're liberating it," the group wrote. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Nor did economic factors predict when riots broke out. How Wednesday's Capitol riot came to fruition and who made it happen Pre-planned social media-circulated events and a window of opportunism paved the way for the unprecedented breach What started as … Regardless of the outcome, the constitutional crises resulting from such a seemingly partisan ruling would have made Watergate look like a hiccup. The allegations went to the constitutional legitimacy of election procedures in a presidential election in which voters in both Texas and Pennsylvania participated. We can now add the riots in Kenosha and beyond to the list of race riots sparked by assumptions of police behavior contradicted by the facts. https://www.independent.co.uk/.../proud-boys-terror-capitol-riot-b1783996.html The false reports of a police-involved shooting sparked a violent night of looting and vandalism across the city. The Proud Boys are celebrating their role in the US Capitol insurrection on Wednesday by taking a virtual victory lap on social media. The group says it intentionally dressed in black on the day of the riot, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Riots were sparked by the first largescale exports of grain in August and peaked in September–October. They were … That reality was captured in Andrew Jackson’s famous, albeit probably apocryphal, line: “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it.” The context was a case challenging a Georgia law that confiscated Native American lands after gold was discovered on them; the Court ruled for the Native Americans but its decision was ignored and never enforced. The riots spread to other parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul and caused an estimated $500 million in damage. Not exactly Profiles in Courage. And who knows ... we might dress in all BLACK for the occassion.". Yet the Democrats are still wondering what caused the riots at Capitol Hill. In addition to that claim being utterly unsubstantiated by facts, the Proud Boys announced their intention to dress in black and wear masks - which is how anti-fascist protesters generally dress at protests - during the 6 January march into Washington DC. For instance, solicitation of same-sex relations was illegal in New York City.For such reasons, LGBT individuals flocked to gay bars and clubs, places of refuge where they could express themselves openly and socialize without worry. Over two-thirds of the sitting Republican members of Congress also took the extraordinary step of joining an amicus brief pleading with the Court to hear the case. Whether the rumour of a … A number of vehicles and businesses were burned and a Covid-19 testing facility in the city of Urk had been destroyed. Watch this space. Riots at Sydney's Long Bay prison, which were broken up with tear gas, began after a fight over a lack of drugs being smuggled in due to coronavirus lockdowns. Mr Tarrio wrote on the Proud Boys' Parler feed that the group would be "incognito and we will spread across downtown DC in smaller teams. Senator Ted Cruz — one smart cookie whether or not you agree with his politics on any particular issue — said it best: “I wish the court had taken one or both of those cases [brought by the President and 18 states alleging irregularities in the last presidential election]. But however the post-inauguration cases come out, future Supreme Court decisions can help to restore the perceived legitimacy of our elections, even if the Court won’t help Donald Trump stay in the White House. They participated in them in hopes of stopping this injustice. The 1960s and preceding decades were not welcoming times for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. Regardless of whether a criminal court could convict Mr. Trump under current First Amendment law, he will pay a heavy price for his irresponsible behavior; he may be impeached and even if he is not, his standing in history will be further sullied. At least two people died — one a man who was fatally shot at … An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. I doubt that the Court could have made its ruling stick. The group - a Southern Poverty Law Center designated hate group that was told to "stand back and stand by" by Donald Trump during a presidential debate earlier this year - posted messages boasting and taking credit for the riot. How did Lincoln use/abuse his presidential war powers? ... the first thing caused the second. Future elections will get even worse with both sides doing what they perceive the other side got away with in the last election. If there ever were circumstances in which the Supreme Court needed to rise to the occasion to play its historic role of enforcing the Constitution, a situation in which 68 percent of Republicans believe that the last presidential election was unfair would seem to qualify. Occupation. The question was not how Pennsylvania conducted “its” election, as the Court wrongly characterized the issue. Capitol Riot Fallout From Riot to Impeachment The riot inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, followed a rally at which President Trump made an inflammatory speech to … This is the last full day of the Trump term...Read More, If President Trump has accomplished nothing else — and he...Read More, Human beings, and especially our politicians, have a need to...Read More, Wednesday will mark the four-year anniversary of the violent Antifa...Read More, Washington, D.C. — “I’m going to need to see some...Read More, Here's something you already know: Joe Biden doesn't need 26,000...Read More, How the Supreme Court Caused the Riot at the Capitol. The law usually assigns legal responsibility to the “proximate cause,” typically the one closest in time, but not necessarily the “ultimate cause” that created the dangerous situation in the first place. The only comfort I took in this erroneous ruling is the knowledge that the Supreme Court often arrives on the scene late, after the situation simmers down and it can see right and wrong more clearly. House Republican Leader McCarthy made the case against impeachment, saying that a vote to impeach will further divide the nation and fan the … Article commenting is temporarily unavailable while we carry out essential upgrade work. "For several hours, our collective strength had politicians in Washington in absolute terror. "The mob was fed lies. However, events often have more than a single cause. Let’s hope that the justices know what they are doing. The riots were caused by incoming immigrants in America that were chosen to fight in the war. The declining credibility of our election processes is a major national problem that transcends the fate of Donald Trump and is really what caused the recent riot on Capitol Hill. I think that the justices will be sympathetic to judges interpreting ambiguous or silent laws, but they may say that if the law laid down by state legislatures is sufficiently unambiguous, courts or election officials may not change the rules of the game for a presidential election on their own. What the Court should do now to repair some of the damage. Symeon Brown. Were the Tottenham riots sparked by the beating of a 16-year-old girl? We will soon be rid of Mr. Trump — for good or ill. As I have previously noted in these pages, he accomplished much while in office, but his personality offended and alienated many Americans. Chuck Schumer calles Capitol rioters 'domestic terrorists', {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, Proud Boys boast they caused 'absolute terror' during Capitol riot, Barr says Trump committed a ‘betrayal’ of the presidency amid riots, Joe Scarborough drops F-bomb in heated rant about Capitol riots, Congressman accuses Capitol Police of being ‘complicit’ in riots, Intelligence officials warn of what comes next after pro-Trump riots, Capitol riots are ‘worst case scenario’ says cybersecurity expert. I’m a libertarian, and as such I support more liberalized markets in … On Parler, another social media platform that welcomes extremists banned from Twitter and Facebook for violating those sites Terms of Service agreements, the Proud Boys openly supported the Capitol insurrection. It declared the “red scare” unconstitutional in 1957 after it had ended. Such virtues can be carried too far and become vices if the court uses them as an excuse to refuse to play its crucial role as a balance wheel in our legal system, as Georgetown University Law Center professor Randy Barnett rightly points out in a different context. After all, the 1960s were a period of unusually rapid economic progress for black Americans, thanks to … The 1766 food riots took place across England in response to rises in the prices of wheat and other cereals following a series of poor harvests. The law as a system of neutral principles gets lost in the race to the bottom. Riots sparked by the police killing of George Floyd could cost insurance companies $1 billion to $2 billion — possibly making them the most expensive in US history, an industry group says. In many cases traders and farmers were forced by the rioters to sell their wares at lower … The title of the report by the 2005 bi-partisan commission chaired by James Baker and Jimmy Carter says it all: “Building Confidence in U.S. Elections.” It is past time to restore the credibility of our broken election system which is subject to partisan manipulation by both sides. Prior to the rally, the leader of the Proud Boys, Henry "Enrique" Tarrio was arrested for burning a Black Lives Matter sign that was stolen from a church in Washington DC. Many protests during the civil rights movement were a response to police brutality, including the 1965 Watts riotswhich resulted in the deaths of 34 people, mostly African Americans. Article commenting is temporarily unavailable while we carry out essential upgrade work Mass Immigration Killing Democracy. During the war, Lincoln abused his presidential powers August and peaked in September–October perceive the side. 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